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Motoyuki Shibata, "Can You Commit Suicide with Tofu?: Translating American Fiction into Japanese"
Start Date: 5/2/2013Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 5/2/2013End Time: 2:15 PM
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Motoyuki Shibata is a professor at the University of Tokyo and the founder of the literary magazine Monkey Business, which exists in both English and Japanese.

A translator, reviewer, and essayist, Motoyuki has translated into Japanese the works of contemporary American authors including Paul Auster, Steve Erickson, Steven Millhauser, Richard Powers, Stuart Dybek, Barry Yourgrau and Ethan Canin, among others. He received the 1992 Kodansha Essay Award for his book "The Half-Hearted Scholar" and was the winner of the 27th Suntory Prize for Social Sciences and Humanities for "American Narushisu" (American Narcissus).
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Name: Esther Allen
Phone: 646 416 3971
Email: esther.allen@baruch.cuny.edu
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  • Modern Languages and Comparative Literature

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