Eikoh Hosoe: Why, Mother, Why?
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Why, Mother, Why? Photographs by Eikoh Hosoe. Poems by Miyuki Furuta. Translated by Harold P. Wright. Kodanshi International, Tokyo, 1965. 63 pp. Quarto. Clothbound with debossed black and silver title. Gravure reproductions.

Miyuki Furata was in fifth grade when her mother died suddenly of a brain hemorrhage. In her grief, she wrote a poem entitled, "Why, Mother, Why?" When it was published in a leading Tokyo newspaper, it received a warm response. She continued to write poems, in the form of everyday communications with her mother. When some of these were collected into a book, it became a bestseller, then a motion picture; one long poems became the lyrics for a popular song.
This selection of her poems were translated by Harold Wright, whose work has introduced much Japanese literature to Western readers. Hosoe's images record the people and places of Miyuki's world.

Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; jacket is a bit edge worn with one small 1/2" tear at fore-edge and some very minor chipping at crown of spine.
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