Edward Seidensticker, R.I.P.

TOKYO – Edward Seidensticker, a leading scholar and translator of Japanese literature including the epic “Tale of Genji,” has died in Tokyo. He was 86. Seidensticker died on Sunday after slipping into a coma from a head injury suffered in April, Tetsumi Yamaguchi, a longtime associate and caregiver, told the Associated Press Tuesday. more…

Read a simple, but heartfelt obituary at Neo-Literati. I, too, remember Seidensticker chiefly for his (sometimes criticized, but) beautiful translation of Kawabata’s Snow Country. His life’s work will not be forgotten.

UPDATE: Read another thoughtful post on Seidensticker’s death at Nagaijin.


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