Synopses & Reviews
Poetry. Translated from the Japanese and with an introduction by Hiroaki Sato. This new collection of poetry by the great Japanese poet contains work from six of Nishiwaki's volumes -- work published from 1933 to 1963, influenced by Western writing and surrealism, revealing his "translatory" work to English language readers.
One of the most important Japanese poets of the period between 1930 and 1960, Nishiwaki revolutionized the poetry of Japan, introducing surrealism into his work. This translation, by Hiroaki Sato, is Nishiwaki’s masterpiece of 1953.
A first collection of poems by the noted 20th century Japanese poet.
About the Author
Nishiwaki Junzaburo is one of the most important modernist poems of Japan. His works revolutionized Japanese poetry, and his poetic achievements moved increasingly toward Joycean experimentation. He died in 1982.