"This volume is highly recommended for all academic libraries."
-- ARBA (2002)
"The latest addition of the Scribner Writers Series is the first volume in the series to concentrate on Asian Literature. This handbook is a collection of alphabetically arranged articles on 23 twentieth-century Japanese writers and one literary genre, written by scholars in the field...One of the most interesting articles is the one on "Atomic Bomb Writers," a survey of the literary genre that represents Japanese writers' responses to the effects and aftereffects of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. As high-school and college literature curricula expand to cover more writers outside the traditional Western canon, this will be a valuable resource in collections supporting those programs."
-- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin (July 1st & 15th, 2001)