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Sato, Hiroaki 1942-

Works: 106 works in 329 publications in 2 languages and 11,997 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Drama  Essays  Haiku  Gay poetry  Biographies  Short stories 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Scribe, Director, Other
Classifications: PL782.E3, 895.61008
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Most widely held works about Hiroaki Sato
Most widely held works by Hiroaki Sato
Miyazawa Kenji : selections by Kenji Miyazawa( )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,685 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
Silk and insight : a novel by Yukio Mishima( )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 1,492 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
From the country of eight islands : an anthology of Japanese poetry by Hiroaki Sato( Book )

30 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems from Japanese anthologies. Includes individual poets with textual and biographical notes
A brief history of imbecility : poetry and prose of Takamura Kōtarō by Kōtarō Takamura( )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legends of the samurai by Hiroaki Sato( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 683 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 held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 557 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
My friend Hitler and other plays of Mishima Yukio by Yukio Mishima( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 403 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
Chieko and other poems of Takamura Kōtarō by Kōtarō Takamura( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On haiku by Hiroaki Sato( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Who doesn't love haiku? It is not only America's most popular cultural import from Japan but also our most popular poetic form: instantly recognizable, more mobile than a sonnet, and loved for its simplicity and compression, as well as for its ease of composition. Haiku is an ancient literary form seemingly made for the Twittersphere--Jack Kerouac and Langston Hughes wrote them, Ezra Pound and the Imagists were inspired by them, first-grade students across the country still learn to write them. But what really is a haiku? Where does the form come from? Who were the Japanese poets who originated them? And how has their work been translated into English over the years? The haiku form comes down to us today as a cliché: a three-line poem of 5-7-5 syllables. And yet its story is actually much more colorful and multifaceted. And of course to write a good one can be as difficult as writing a Homeric epic--or it can materialize in an instant of epic inspiration. In On Haiku, Hiroaki Sato explores the many styles and genres of haiku on both sides of the Pacific, from the classical haiku of Bashō, Issa, and Zen monks, to modern haiku about swimsuits and atomic bombs, and to the haiku of famous American writers such as J.D. Salinger and Allen Ginsburg. As if conversing over beers in a favorite pub, Sato explains everything you want to know about the haiku in this endearing and pleasurable book, destined to be a classic"--
Bashō's Narrow road : spring & autumn passages : two works by Bashō Matsuo( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matsuo Basho (1644-94) is considered Japan's greatest haiku poet. Narrow Road to the Interior (Oku no Hosomichi) is his masterpiece. Ostensibly a chronological account of the poet's five-month journey in 1689 into the deep country north and west of the old capital, Edo, the work is in fact artful and carefully sculpted, rich in literary and Zen allusion and filled with great insights and vital rhythms. In Basho's Narrow Road: Spring and Autumn Passages, poet and translator Hiroaki Sato presents the complete work in English and examines the threads of history, geography, philosophy, and literature that are woven into Basho's exposition. He details in particular the extent to which Basho relied on the community of writers with whom he traveled and joined in linked verse (renga) poetry sessions, an example of which, A Farewell Gift to Sora, is included in this volume. In explaining how and why Basho made the literary choices he did, Sato shows how the poet was able to transform his passing observations into words that resonate across time and culture
Breeze through bamboo : kanshi of Ema Saikō by Saikō Ema( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 241 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
Spring & asura : poems of Kenji Miyazawa by Kenji Miyazawa( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 2012 and 2020 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Yukio Mishima (b. 1925) was a brilliant writer and intellectual whose relentless obsession with beauty, purity, and patriotism ended in his astonishing self-disembowelment and decapitation in downtown Tokyo in 1970. Nominated for the Nobel Prize, Mishima was the best-known novelist of his time (works like Confessions of a Mask and The Temple of the Golden Pavilion are still in print in English), and his legacy--his persona--is still honored and puzzled over. Who was Yukio Mishima really? This, the first full biography to appear in English in almost forty years, traces Mishima's trajectory from a sickly boy named Kimitake Hiraoka to a hard-bodied student of martial arts. In detail it examines his family life, the wartime years, and his emergence, then fame, as a writer and advocate for traditional values. Revealed here are all the personalities and conflicts and sometimes petty backbiting that shaped the culture of postwar literary Japan.""--Publisher's description
String of beads : complete poems of Princess Shikishi by Shikishi( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following an introduction that details Shikishi's era and the prosodic techniques of her time, Sato presents a group of poems gleaned from anthologies - among them a sequence of eleven which Shikishi wrote in condolence for the death of the wife of Fujiwara no Shunzei, her mentor - and three important 100-poem sequences. To provide allusive contexts, many of the poems are accompanied by extensive footnotes and endnotes, often with complete episodes from Tale of Ise and other classical texts
A future of ice : poems and stories of a Japanese Buddhist by Kenji Miyazawa( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The silver spoon = Gin no saji by Kansuke Naka( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 206 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."
A bunch of keys : selected poems by Mutsuo Takahashi( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central poem in this volume is the homoerotic long poem Ode
Sleeping, sinning, falling by Mutsuo Takahashi( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cat town by Sakutarō Hagiwara( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernist poet Sakutarō Hagiwara's first published book, Howling at the Moon, shattered conventional verse forms and transformed the poetic landscape of Japan. Two of its poems were removed on order of the Ministry of the Interior for "disturbing social customs." Along with the entirety of Howling, this volume includes all of Blue Cat, Hagiwara's second major collection, together with Cat Town, a prose-poem novella, and a substantial selection of verse from the rest of his books, giving readers the full breadth and depth of this pioneering poet's extraordinary
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Silk and insight : a novel
Silk and insight : a novelFrom the country of eight islands : an anthology of Japanese poetryA brief history of imbecility : poetry and prose of Takamura KōtarōLegends of the samuraiOne hundred frogs : from renga to haiku to EnglishJapanese women poets : an anthologyMy friend Hitler and other plays of Mishima YukioBashō's Narrow road : spring & autumn passages : two works
Alternative Names
Hiroaki Sato.

Hiroaki Sato Japanese translator

Hiroaki Sato japanischer Linguist, Übersetzer und Dichter

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

هيرواكى ساتو

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-

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