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Sato, Hiroaki 1942-

Works: 95 works in 290 publications in 2 languages and 11,289 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Poetry  Biography  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Juvenile works  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Scribe, Director, Other
Classifications: PL782.E3, 895.61008
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Hiroaki Sato
From the country of eight islands : an anthology of Japanese poetry by Hiroaki Sato( Book )

28 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems from Japanese anthologies. Includes individual poets with textual and biographical notes
Legends of the samurai by Hiroaki Sato( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Legends of the Samurai, Sato confronts both the history and the legend of the samurai, untangling the two to present an authentic picture of these legendary warriors. Through his masterful translations of original samurai tales, laws, dicta, reports, and arguments accompanied by insightful commentary, Hiroaki Sato chronicles the changing ethos of the Japanese warrior from the samurai's historical origins to his rise to political power. For this purpose, Sato has chosen to translate, wherever possible, writings closest in time to the actual event. His translations are a testament to his mastery of the language for they flow with lively ease that one might not expect from accounts, many of which are ancient. Legends of the Samurai covers legends from mythological times to the early eighteenth century. Through this book Sato describes men accomplished in martial arts, warrior-commanders in battle, and samurai's own views of themselves. It ends with a famous modern retelling of a mass disembowelment in the mid-seventeenth century
One hundred frogs : from renga to haiku to English by Hiroaki Sato( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: Haiku von Matsuo Bashô
Japanese women poets : an anthology( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology encompasses all the major Japanese women poets, over one hundred, arranged chronologically and all the major verse forms: choka, tanka, haikai (haiku), kanshi (verse written in Chinese), and free verse
Silk and insight : a novel by Yukio Mishima( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on a strike at a silk plant in 1950s Japan, illustrating the true face of the much-touted Japanese paternalism. The company operated a network of spies and anyone falling ill was fired. The strike led to better working conditions throughout Japan
My friend Hitler and other plays of Mishima Yukio by Yukio Mishima( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rokumeikan ; Backstage essays ; The decline and fall of the Suzaku ; My friend Hitler ; The terrace of the leper King ; The flower of evil: kabuki ; A wonder tale: the moonbow
Miyazawa Kenji : selections by Kenji Miyazawa( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects a wide range of the early 20th century Japanese poet's verse, with an introduction examining the poet's significance and suggesting ways for contemporary readers to approach his work, and appreciations from three other poets
Spring & asura : poems of Kenji Miyazawa by Kenji Miyazawa( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breeze through bamboo : kanshi of Ema Saikō by Saikō Ema( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ema Saiko (1787-1861) was a remarkably evocative Japanese poet, one of the few known woman writers of kanshi - poems written in classical Chinese. Kanshi, because it encompasses a wider range of subjects than tanka and haiku, and with its greater length, can offer richer, more sustained descriptions. Writing in this form, Saiko distinguished herself during the Tokugawa period, when composition in Chinese was largely a men's province. An exquisite painter as well as a skillful poet, Saiko followed in the great Chinese tradition of the literati-painter. A leading member of three kanshi-writing groups, Saiko counted among her friends poets, scholars, painters, physicians, and other prominent people. She used kanshi as a diary, a canvas, and a mirror, weaving observations of her friends and of simple pleasures: intoxication, reading, painting, contemplation, the excitement of trips, and the joys of evening walks. Saiko's kanshi also reflected on the changes in her life - the growth and illnesses of family members, as well as her own physical decline. Organized chronologically, these poems provide an engaging portrait of an artist's life
String of beads : complete poems of Princess Shikishi by Shikishi( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Princess Shikishi, Emperor Goshirakawa's third daughter, who served as saiin, or shrine vestal, in her teens, left a body of poems luminous with tranquil beauty and sadness. In her own lifetime she was counted among the outstanding poets of the age. In this volume, noted translator Hiroaki Sato makes available in one-line form all of the tanka - 400 poems - attributed to Princess Shikishi
A brief history of imbecility : poetry and prose of Takamura Kōtarō by Kōtarō Takamura( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A future of ice : poems and stories of a Japanese Buddhist by Kenji Miyazawa( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persona : a biography of Yukio Mishima by Naoki Inose( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yukio Mishima, born in 1925, was a brilliant writer and intellectual whose relentless obsession with beauty, purity, and patriotism ended in his astonishing and spectacular self-disembowelment and decapitation in downtown Tokyo in 1970. This book traces Mishima's trajectory from a sickly boy to a hard-boiled student of martial arts and intellectual provacateur. In detail it examines his family life, the wartime years, and his emergence then fame as a writer and advocate for traditional values.--From book jacket
Bashō's Narrow road : spring & autumn passages : two works by Bashō Matsuo( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: Narrow road to the interior and the renga sequence A farewell gift to Sora
A bunch of keys : selected poems by Mutsuo Takahashi( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Right under the big sky, I don't wear a hat : the haiku and prose of Hōsai Ozaki by Hōsai Ozaki( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Right under the big sky, I don't wear a hat presents colloquial haiku and occasional essays by an eccentric and disturbed personality who spent his last lonely years at a small Buddhist temple off the coast of Shikoku." -- Publisher's description
Sleeping, sinning, falling by Mutsuo Takahashi( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleeping Sinning Falling is a generous volume of selected and new poems, written over the last twenty-five years by one of the major voices in twentieth century Japanese poetry. With homoerotic, hyperdimensional gay sex poetry
The modern fable by Junzaburō Nishiwaki( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cat town by Sakutarō Hagiwara( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sakutaro Hagiwara remains a singular figure in modern Japanese poetry. His experimentation with traditional forms led to his becoming the most significant pioneer of free-style verse in Japan. Hagiwara's first book of poetry, Howling at the Moon, astonished readers and was an immediate success: two poems were deleted on order of the Ministry of the Interior for "disturbing social customs." Hagiwara blends everyday colloquialisms with literary language to remarkable and unsettling effect. Through meditations on mundane images of nature like dogs, bamboo, grass, turtles, eggs, seedlings, frogs, and clams, his poetry palpably conveyed the "modern malaise." Hagiwara expanded on "an invalid's" perception of the world in his second book of poems, The Blue Cat. Both of his major published books are included here in full, along with a substantial selection of poems and prose poems from his other collections and a complete translation of Cat Town, a prose-poem roman. These works wholly transformed the poetic landscape in Japan for all future generations. Award- winning translator Hiroaki Sato, called by Gary Snyder "the finest translator of contemporary Japanese poetry into American English," has also written an insightful introduction to this edition
The silver spoon = Gin no saji by Kansuke Naka( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perhaps the most admired childhood memoir ever written in Japan, The Silver Spoon is a sharp detailing of life at the end of the Meiji period (1912) through the eyes of a boy as he grows into adolescence. Innocence fades as he slowly becomes aware of himself and others, while scene after scene richly evokes the tastes, lifestyles, landscapes, objects, and manners of a lost Japan. Kansuke Naka (1885-1965) was a Japanese poet, essayist, and novelist who was a student of Natsume Soseki. Hiroaki Sato lives in New York City and is a prize-winning writer and translator with over forty works of classical and modern Japanese poetry, prose, and fiction published in English"--
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One hundred frogs : from renga to haiku to English
Alternative Names
Hiroaki Sato.

Hiroaki Sato Japanese translator

Hiroaki Sato traducteur japonais

Hiroaki Sato traductor japonés

Sato 1942- Hiroaki

Sato, Hiroaki

Satō, Hiroaki 1942-

Satou, Hiroaki 1942-

Сато, Хироаки

Сато, Хироаки 1942-

Хироаки Сато

هیرواکی ساتو

サトウ, ヒロアキ

サトウ, ヒロアキ 1942-

佐藤, 紘彰

佐藤紘彰 1942-

佐藤絋彰 1942-

佐蕂紘彰 1942-

English (143)

Russian (2)

Legends of the samuraiOne hundred frogs : from renga to haiku to EnglishJapanese women poets : an anthologySilk and insight : a novelMy friend Hitler and other plays of Mishima YukioMiyazawa Kenji : selectionsBreeze through bamboo : kanshi of Ema SaikōString of beads : complete poems of Princess Shikishi