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Howling at the Moon: poems and prose of Hagiwara Sakutarō
Born into a wealthy family, Hagiwara Sakutaro (1886–1942) was able as a young man to devote himself to poetry. Although he did not finish college, he read Western authors, including Poe, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and Dostoevsky. His major works of poetry, written in 1917 and 1923, were Howling at the Moon and Blue, collected in this volume. These books transformed modern Ja ...more
Paperback, 215 pages
Published June 1st 2001 by Green Integer
(first published 1978)
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I liked the revised, expanded edition Sato did here (which includes "Cat Town" I think). Although I can't say I feel that any translation does Hagiwara's poems justice, I must say I've read Sato's translations many times now and his take on Hagiwara has always stayed with me.