Kōichi Iijima

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Kōichi Iijima
Born(1930-02-25)February 25, 1930
Okayama City
DiedOctober 14, 2013(2013-10-14) (aged 83)
Tokyo
Occupationwriter, university professor
LanguageJapanese
NationalityJapanese
Alma mater Tokyo University
Period1953-2013
Literary movement surrealism, modernism [1]
ChildrenYōichi Iijima

Kōichi Iijima (飯島耕一, Iijima Kōichi, February 25, 1930- October 14, 2013) was a Japanese poet, novelist, and translator. He was a member of the Japan Art Academy.

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Biography

Born in Okayama City, Iijima graduated from the French Literature Department of Tokyo University. [2] While in university he established together with, among others, Isamu Kurita the magazine Cahier. In 1956, he and Makoto Ōoka were among the founders of the Surrealism Research Society. [3]

In 1953, he published his first collection of poems, Tanin no sora ("Another person's sky"). In 2008, he was elected a member of the Japan Art Academy. He also worked as a professor at Meiji University and Kokugakuin University. He translated or wrote about Henri Barbusse, Antonin Artaud, Brassaï, Joan Miró i Ferrà, Henry Miller, Marcel Aymé, Guillaume Apollinaire, etc.

He died on October 14, 2013, at a Tokyo hospital of malabsorption syndrome. [4]

Personal life

He is the father of architecture critic Yōichi Iijima.

Awards

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References

  1. "飯島耕一氏が死去 詩人" (in Japanese). Nihon Keizai Shimbun . Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  2. "訃報:飯島耕一さん83歳=詩人、日本芸術院会員" (in Japanese). Mainichi Shimbun. Archived from the original on October 23, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  3. "詩人の飯島耕一さん死去" (in Japanese). NHK. Archived from the original on October 23, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  4. "詩人の飯島耕一さん死去 「他人の空」「アメリカ」" (in Japanese). Asahi Shimbun . Retrieved October 23, 2013.