Tokyo Central by Edward G. Seidensticker
A Memoir (McLellan Books)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review



This memoir is by a translator who has introduced two generations of English-language audiences to the masterpieces of classical and modern Japanese literature. His patient rendering of novels ranging from the 11th-century Tale of Genji to works of such modern masters as Junichiro Tanizaki, Yukio Mishima and Nobel-Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata has earned him the National Book Award as well as the Order of the Rising Sun, Japan's highest honour for foreigners.

About Edward G. Seidensticker

See more books from this Author
Published January 1, 2002 by University of Washington Press. 274 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Tokyo Central

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

A professor's love affair with Japan and its language.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Tokyo Central: A Memoir (McLe...