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Tada Chimako

Author, Japanese
Before her death from cancer, Tada Chimako (1930–2003) was known in Japan for her sensitive, erudite, and often surreal poetry, which described the experiences of women in both the modern and premodern worlds. She published eight volumes of essays and thirteen volumes of poetry and prose poems, which earned her a prominent position in the world of Japanese letters. Moreover, she produced numerous distinguished translations of French authors including Marguerite Yourcenar, Saint-John Perse, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Julien Green, and Antonin Artaud.