Makoto Ooka - Laureat 1996

He was born in Mishima on 16 February 1931. He is the most influental Japanese poet; his verses have been published in translations in many world languages; he has written about one hundred theatre scripts, radio and television scripts and screenplays, as well as numerous books with literature criticism and essays. He is the author of the books: The Memory and the Presence (1956), Her Fragnant Flesh (1971), Scetch in Perspective Dedicated to Summer (1972), To a Girl in Springtime (1978), Capital of Water (1981), Message of the Water to its Homeland (1989) and others. In 1978 in Tokio his collected works in 15 voulmes were released.

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