For the Fighting Spirit of the Walnut

Takashi Hiraide (Author) Sawako Nakayasu (Translator)
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Product Details

Price
$17.95
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
June 01, 2008
Pages
1
Dimensions
6.51 X 0.39 X 6.55 inches | 0.37 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811217484
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About the Author

Takashi Hiraide was born in Moji, Kitakyushu in 1950. He has published numerous books of poetry as well as several books of genre-bending essays, including one on poetics and baseball. He currently lives in the west suburbs of Tokyo with a cat and his wife, the poet Michiyo Kawano.
Sawako Nakayasu is a contemporary poet and translator who was born in Japan. Her translation of Takashi Hiraide's For the Fighting Spirit of the Walnut won the Best Translated Book Award (2009) from Three Percent, as well as a PEN Translation Fund Award in 2005.

Reviews

Even in translation, [Hiraide's] fine poetry really shines. At times I am reminded of T.S. Eliot.--Kenzaburo Oe