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Hidaka by Wahei Tatematsu

'Hidaka' is a modern classic in Japanese literature. Based on a real-life tragedy in 1965, Wahei Tatematsu tells the story of a party of climbers on the Hidaka mountain range on Japan's northern island.

About the Author

Wahei Tatematsu (1947-2010) won a major literary prize while still a student and was one of Japan's most renowned writers, Hidaka being by far his most famous work. He was also known for environmental work. Philip Gabriel is one of the major translators into English of the works of Haruki Murakami. His translations have appeared in Harper's, the New Yorker, and other publications. He has received the Sasakawa Prize for Japanese Literature, the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for Translation of Japanese Literature, and the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize. He is a professor and department head at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2012

Author

Wahei Tatematsu

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Publisher

Peter Owen Publishers

Format

Hardback
250 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Adventure
Fiction in translation

ISBN

9780720614978

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