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

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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.
 

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Published January 1, 2002 by University of Washington Press. 274 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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

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