Takashi Hiraide

in Moji, Kitakyushu, Japan
November 21, 1950


Takashi Hiraide was born in Moji, Kitakyushu in 1950. He has published numerous books of poetry as well as several books of genre-bending essays, including one on poetics and baseball. He has also written a novel, A Guest Cat; a biography of Meiji poet Irako Seihaku; and a travelogue that follows the traces of Kafka, Celan, and Benjamin in Berlin. His poetry book, Postcards to Donald Evans, is published by the Tibor de Nagy Foundation. Hiraide is a professor of Art Science and Poetics as well as a core member of the new Institute for Art Anthropology at Tama Art University. For the Fighting Spirit of the Walnut won the 2009 Best Translated Book Award for poetry.

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The Guest Cat

3.52 avg rating — 11,254 ratings — published 2001 — 49 editions
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Postcards to Donald Evans

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“Then she told me about a philosopher who said that observation is at its core an expression of love which doesn’t get caught up in sentiment.”
Takashi Hiraide, The Guest Cat

“Looking back on it now, I’d say one’s thirties are a cruel age. At this point, I think of them as a time I whiled away unaware of the tide that can suddenly pull you out, beyond the shallows, into the sea of hardship, and even death.”
Takashi Hiraide, The Guest Cat

“Having played to her heart's content, Chibi would come inside and rest for a while. When she began to sleep on the sofa--like a talisman curled gently in the shape of a comma and dug up from a prehistoric archaeological site--a deep sense of happiness arrived, as if the house itself had dreamed this scene.”
Takashi Hiraide, The Guest Cat
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