Damian Flanagan

DAMIAN FLANAGAN is a writer, critic and translator. He is an expert in Japanese literature, but has a wide range of interests in the arts, social politics and the media. He wrote his first book, a controversial study of Japan's greatest modern author, Natsume Soseki, in Japanese.

His second book (The Tower of London) told the story of Soseki's experiences in Britain and won the US–Japan Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature. He has also contributed lengthy critical introductions to recent editions of Soseki's masterpieces, The Three-Cornered World, The Gate and Kokoro, as well as to Shusaku Endo's novel Scandal.



Kokoro

Kokoro

A young student makes himself the acolyte of an old man he calls 'Sensei'. Bitter, cynical and indol..

The Gate

The Gate

One of the central masterpieces of twentieth-century Japanese literature The Gate describes the e..

The Three-cornered World

The Three-cornered World

Going up a mountain track, I fell to thinking. Approach everything rationally, and you become harsh...

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