Edward G. Seidensticker (Translator)


Edward George Seidensticker (February 11th, 1921 — August 26th, 2007) was an American translator, scholar, and historian. A scholar originally, Seidensticker learned Japanese at the American Japanese Language schools in order to avoid the draft for World War II and became fluent while translating for prisoners of war. He later studied Japanese literature.

His translations of authors such as Tanizaki, Mishima, and Kawabata have been highly acclaimed.

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