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Donald Keene



Donald Keene is Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature and University Professor Emeritus at Columbia University. He is the author and translator of more than thirty books on Japanese literature and culture. His Columbia University Press books include The Winter Sun Shines In: A Life of Masaoka Shiki (2013), So Lovely a Country Will Never Perish: Wartime Diaries of Japanese Writers (2010), Chronicles of My Life: An American in the Heart of Japan (2009), Frog in the Well: Portraits of Japan by Watanabe Kazan, 1793–1841 (2006), and Emperor of Japan: Meiji and His World, 1852–1912 (2002), as well as a definitive multivolume history of Japanese literature.

Donald Keene Books

Early Light (Storybook ND Series) book cover

Early Light (Storybook ND Series)

Osamu Dazai
The First Modern Japanese book cover

The First Modern Japanese

Donald Keene
The Winter Sun Shines In book cover

The Winter Sun Shines In

Donald Keene
So Lovely a Country Will Never Perish book cover

So Lovely a Country Will Never Perish

Donald Keene
Chronicles of My Life book cover

Chronicles of My Life

Donald Keene
Anthology of Japanese Literature book cover

Anthology of Japanese Literature

Donald Keene
Modern Japanese Literature book cover

Modern Japanese Literature

Donald Keene
Frog in the Well book cover

Frog in the Well

Donald Keene
Five Modern Japanese Novelists book cover

Five Modern Japanese Novelists

Donald Keene
Emperor of Japan book cover

Emperor of Japan

Donald Keene
Yoshimasa and the Silver Pavilion book cover

Yoshimasa and the Silver Pavilion

Donald Keene
The Breaking Jewel book cover

The Breaking Jewel

Makoto Oda
No Longer Human book cover

No Longer Human

Osamu Dazai
The Setting Sun book cover

The Setting Sun

Osamu Dazai
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