Dr. Miyabi ‘Abbie’ Yamamoto
Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese
Favorite book in college:
The Confessions of Lady Nijō. (trans. Karen Brazell) Stanford UP: 1973.
Favorite discipline-related book:
Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology 1600-1900. (ed. Haruo Shirane) Columbia UP: 2002.
Book recommendation for students:
Any book that captivates you and read lots.
One book you would have on a deserted island:
Kasō girei (“Virtual Ritual”) by Shinoda Setsuko.
Yukio Mishima, Monzaemon Chikamatsu, Setsuko Shinoda (yet to be translated into English), Minako Saitō (critic), Jun’ichirō Tanizaki, Yi Yangji, Yū Miri, Akinari Ueda, Rumiko Takahashi (manga artist)
Twentieth-Century Boy (manga)
Death Note (manga)