Yone Noguchi

The Stream of Fate

Volume One: The Western Sea

By Edward Marx

Yone Noguchi: The Stream of Fate is the first full-length biography of the pioneering international Japanese poet Yone Noguchi (1875-1947). Volume One, The Western Sea begins in the last year of Noguchi's life with his postwar effort to reconnect with his estranged son, the famous artist Isamu Noguchi. The story then returns to Noguchi's early life in Japan, continuing through his years abroad in America and England, and ending with his return to Japan at the time of the Russo-Japanese War. The volume includes a lavish selection of over 200 illustrations and an introduction illuminating the controversies of Noguchi's posthumous reputation.

List Price: $48.95 (hardcover)
6.14 x 9.21 in. (15.6 x 23.4 cm)
438 pages
ISBN: 978-1-939913-05-0 (hardcover edition)
Publisher: Botchan Books
Publication date: September 2, 2019


About the author

Edward Marx, Associate Professor of English and American literature and culture at Ehime University, Matsuyama, is the author of numerous books and articles on cross-cultural literature. His books on the Noguchis include the award-winning Leonie Gilmour: When East Weds West (Botchan Books, 2013), The Idea of a Colony: Cross-Culturalism in Modern Poetry (University of Toronto Press, 2004), and (with Laura Franey), The American Diary of a Japanese Girl: An Annotated Edition (Temple University Press, 2007).