Shōhei Ōoka

Japanese writer

1909   -   1988

country of citizenship: Japan
native language: Japanese
language of expression: Japanese
educated at: Kyoto University
occupation: translator, novelist, writer, screenwriter, literary critic
award received: Shinchosha literature award

Shōhei Ōoka (大岡 昇平, Ōoka Shōhei, 6 March 1909 – 25 December 1988) was a Japanese novelist, literary critic, and lecturer and translator of French literature who was active during the Shōwa period of Japan. Ōoka belongs to the group of postwar writers whose World War II experiences at home and abroad figure prominently in their works. Over his lifetime, he contributed short stories and critical essays to almost every literary magazine in Japan.
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