Karen Brazell

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Karen Brazell

Karen Brazell (April 25, 1938 – January 18, 2012) was an American professor and translator of Japanese literature. Her English language edition of The Confessions of Lady Nijō won a U.S. National Book Award in category Translation.[1][2]

Karen Brazell held a PhD from Columbia University, and was, until her death, Goldwin Smith Professor Emeritus of Japanese Literature and Theatre at Cornell University.[3] She died in 2012 at the age of 73.[4][5]

Translations and editions[edit]

  • Karen Brazell (trans), The Confessions of Lady Nijo. A Zenith book, published by Arrow Books Ltd., London, 1983. ISBN 0-600-20813-3
  • Karen Brazell (Editor), James T. Araki (Translator) Traditional Japanese Theater: An Anthology of Plays (Translations from the Asian Classics Series), 1998. ISBN 0-231-10873-7
  • Karen Brazell (Editor), Traditional Japanese Theater: An Anthology of Plays, Columbia University Press, 1999


  1. ^ "National Book Awards – 1974". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
    There was a "Translation" award from 1967 to 1983.
  2. ^ "Pynchon, Singer share book award". The Montreal Gazette. 22 April 1974. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  3. ^ [1] Archived August 23, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Karen Brazell Obituary: View Karen Brazell's Obituary by Ithaca Journal". Legacy.com. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
  5. ^ "Karen Brazell." Pre-Modern Japanese Studies Listserve. 19 January 2012.