Keene, Donald

Keene, Donald (Lawrence)

(1922–  ) literary, critic, translator, educator; born in New York City. A Columbia University Ph.D., he joined its faculty (1954) and became the leading western expert on Japanese literature. His critical and historical studies and translations introduced westerners to Japanese writing and earned Keene the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun (1976).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Keene, Donald. Anthology of Japanese Literature: From the Earliest Era to the Mid-19th Century.