Chūya Nakahara (1907-1937) is one of twentieth century Japan’s most celebrated poets. During his brief life he only produced two volumes of poetry and only saw the first–this volume–to publication while he was alive. Although he was not widely known during his life and all but forgotten during World War II, in the post-war period, his poetry was rediscovered and he became a national sensation. Today, his work is still cherished by the Japanese public and, increasingly, by readers around the world.
Ry Beville teaches literature at the University of California, Berkeley, while working in the fields of translation and media. He has published poetry and translations in an array of magazines and journals, and writes extensively about Japanese food and beverage culture for publications in Japan. In addition to this volume, he has also published a translation of Chūya Nakahara’s Arishi Hi no Uta (Poems of Days Past), and his own work of fiction, the novel What Remains.
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