An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge

My dad once said to me, "You give a lot of books three stars." I do.

Are You an Echo?

Are You an Echo?: The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko - Misuzu Kaneko, Toshikado Hajiri, Sally Ito, David Jacobson, Michiko Tsuboi, Setsuo Yazaki

The book doesn't shy away from the true story of Misuzu Kaneko. The biographical bit does get pretty dark. However, the book ends with a selection of poems that lighten some of that darkness.

 

I like that the poems are included in their original Japanese alongside the English translation. The notes from all involved in the making of the book are also very interesting and informative.