Monday, November 8, 2010

re: "Tanizaki and Buddhism" (2009)

This just in from Jos Vos:
Mon cher monsieur,

I read the essay on "Tanizaki and Buddhism," which appeared in your blog in May 2009, with great interest.
The essay is attributed variously to Miharu Ohrkirk, Miharu Outork and 'others.' Could you kindly let me know who the actual author is, and how I might be able to get in touch with them?

I am a literary translator, presently working on the first Dutch translation of Genji monogatari, and I am also a serious Tanizaki fan. I'd be very grateful for the information.

Best wishes from Oxford, U.K. -
Jos Vos

P.S. I really enjoy your blog!
Professor Vos, 

Sure thing. The author of the article is part-time Japonologist and full-time dandy Leopold Adelgonde Hauspie III, of Belgium. You should be able to reach him through his Belgium-based translation company, Waran Translations.

Good luck with the Genji translation. If you ever have any bungaku-related scraps you'd like to send along, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best,
Sally Suzuki (filling in at the moment for Beholdmyswarthyface)

3 comments:

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Carlos the jackal said...

To be honest, I sometimes find the pseudo-anonymous nature of this blog frustrating, but then I think it wouldn't be Taisho era literature without crazy nom de plumes!

Michael Sedlock Hauspie said...

I think the good gentleman was actually referring to this article of mine (click on the above name). The article is embedded in the comments.