In Japan, there is a strong tradition of memoirs of writers being penned by family members, providing essential information about the writer's domestic set-up and unvarnished personal foibles. For example, the memoir co-written by the widow and son-in-law of Natsume Soseki, "Memories of Soseki," or the book written by Yukio Mishima's father, "My Son: Yukio Mishima," offer profoundly important inside knowledge about those two acclaimed authors.

Remembering Tanizaki Junichiro and Matsuko: Diary Entries, Interview Notes, and Letters, 1954-1989, by Anthony H. Chambers.
105 pages