John Nathan is Takashima Professor of Japanese Cultural Studies Emeritus at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has translated novels by Yukio Mishima, Sōseki Natsume, and Kenzaburō Ōe. His books include Mishima: A Biography, Sōseki: Modern Japan’s Greatest Novelist, and Living Carelessly in Tokyo and Elsewhere. (May 2019)
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