Friday, May 1, 2015

Burton Watson Named Winner of 2015 PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation

Burton Watson, "the inventor of classical East Asian poetry for our time," named winner of 2015 PEN American Center Medal For Translation:http://bit.ly/1ztba5t 。 America's greatest poet, John Ashbery, who discovered B. Watson's [and H. Sato’s] anthology of Japanese poetry From the Country of Eight Islands in 1981, said of the collection: "[It] has been my pillow book since it came out. It is one of the greatest books of poetry I know." Also, according to Wiki, Watson has lived in Japan since 1972;I had no idea;is this common knowledge?

Major Publications:
  • Po Chu-i: Selected Poems. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000.
  • Masaoka Shiki: Selected Poems. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.
  • The Vimalakirti Sutra. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.
  • Letters of Nichire. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996.
  • Selected Poems of Su Tung-Po. Port Townsend, Wash.: Copper Canyon Press, 1994.
  • The Lotus Sutra. New York: Columbia University Press, 1993.
  • The Tso Chuan: Selections from China's Oldest Narrative History. New York: Columbia
       University Press, 1989.
  • Ssu-ma Ch’ien: the Historian & His Work. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms
       International, 1985.
  • The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry: from the Early Times to the
       13th Century
    . New York: Columbia University Press, 1984.
  • From the Country of Eight Islands: an Anthology of Japanese Poetry. Garden City, New
       York: Anchor Books, 1981.
  • Japanese Literature in Chinese. New York: Columbia University Press, 1975-1976. Courtier &
       Commoner in Ancient China. New York: Columbia University Press, 1974.
  • The Old Man Who Does As He Pleases: Selected Poetry and Prose of Lu Yu. New York:
       Columbia University Press, 1973.
  • Chinese Lyricism: Shih Poems from the 2nd to the 12th Century. New York: Columbia
       University Press, 1971.
  • Chinese Rhyme Prose: fu of Han & the Six Dynasties Period. New York: Columbia
       University Press, 1971.
  • The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu. New York: Columbia University Press, 1968.
  • An Introduction to Sung Poetry. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1967.
  • Basic Writings of Mo Tzu Hsun Tzu and Han Fei Tzu. New York: Columbia University Press,
       1967.
  • Su Tung-p’o: Selection from a Sung Dynasty Poet. New York: Columbia University Press,
       1965.
  • Cold Mountain 100 Poems. New York: Grove, 1962; Cape: London, 1970.
  • Early Chinese Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 1962.
  • Records of The Grand Historian of China. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961.
       Records of the Grand Historian: Han Dynasty I & II; Qin dynasty. Hong Kong; New York:
       Renditions-Columbia University Press, 1993.
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