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The Modern Fable

The Modern Fable

February 2007
Trade Paperback · 140 Pages
$12.95 U.S. · $15.50 CAN · €9.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781933382661
Green Integer


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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.

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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.