Donald Keene

Keene in his Tokyo home in 2002 Donald Lawrence Keene (June 18, 1922 – February 24, 2019) was an American-born Japanese scholar, historian, teacher, writer and translator of Japanese literature. Keene was University Professor emeritus and Shincho Professor Emeritus of Japanese Literature at Columbia University, where he taught for over fifty years. Soon after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, he retired from Columbia, moved to Japan permanently, and acquired citizenship under the name . This was also his poetic and occasional nickname, spelled in the ''ateji'' form . or ''kīn do narudo''; is usually pronounced ''kinu'', as in Kinugawa River, and as ''naruto'', as in the Naruto Strait, which are both well-known place names, yielding the reading ''kinu naruto''. A further twist is that can also be read as ''do'', corresponding to the ''Do-'' in ''Donald''.}} Provided by Wikipedia
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