Long, Long Autumn Nights

Selected Poems of Oguma Hideo, 1901-1940
Volume 3
Oguma Hideo
Translated and with an Introduction by David G. Goodman
The first English sampling of a Japanese avant-garde poet's work who stood for cultural tolerance in a repressive, imperialistic age


A Japanese avant-garde poet who stood for cultural tolerance in a repressive, imperialistic age, Oguma Hideo published some of the most politically powerful poems ever written in Japan. The present volume is the first sampling of his poetry in English.
David G. Goodman (February 12, 1946 - July 25, 2011) was a professor of Japanese literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Praise / Awards

  • “A poet whose political engagement and literary excellence easily bear comparison to those of such internationally known poets as Federico Garcia Lorca, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and Osip Mandelstam.”
    Journal of Japanese Studies
  • “Powerfully humane writing that . . . also serves to reveal the significance of Japan’s demographic diversity in what is often thought of as a homogenous country.”
    Education about Asia
  • “Oguma’s poems are like brilliant points of light in a dark valley—beautiful, intense, unwavering.”
    —John W. Dower
  • “Strongly evocative and trenchant poetry.”
    —J. Thomas Rimer

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