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From the Country of Eight Islands An Anthology of Japanese Poetry

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ISBN-10: 0231063954

ISBN-13: 9780231063951

Edition: 1986

Authors: Hiroaki Sato, Burton Watson

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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 1/2/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 652
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Burton Watson, award-winning translator of Chinese and Japanese literature and poetry, was born in New Rochelle, New York in 1925. When he was 17 years old, he dropped out of high school and joined the Navy. He experienced Japan through his weekly shore leaves while stationed at Yokosuka Harbor in 1945. Consequently, Watson attended Columbia University and majored in Chinese and Japanese studies. In 1951, he received a Ford Foundation Overseas Fellow and returned to Kyoto. Watson received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1956. He has taught English at Doshisha University in Kyoto, and Chinese at Stanford and Columbia. Columbia University's Translation Center awarded Watson the Gold…