Haruo Satō (novelist)

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Haruo Sato
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Born(1892-04-09)9 April 1892
Shingū, Wakayama, Japan
Died6 May 1964(1964-05-06) (aged 72)
Tokyo, Japan
GenreNovel, poem
Literary movementAestheticism

Haruo Sato (佐藤 春夫, Satō Haruo, 9 April 1892 – 6 May 1964) was a Japanese novelist and poet active during the Taishō[1] and Shōwa periods of Japan.[2] His works are known for their explorations of melancholy,[3] he won the 4th Yomiuri Prize.[4]

Selected works[edit]

  • The House of a Spanish Dog, 西班牙犬の家, 1914.
  • Melancholy in the Country, 田園の憂鬱, 1919.


  1. ^ Yuko Kikuchi (2007). Refracted Modernity: Visual Culture and Identity in Colonial Taiwan. University of Hawaii Press. pp. 26–29. ISBN 978-0-8248-3050-2.
  2. ^ Susan Napier (28 December 1995). The Fantastic in Modern Japanese Literature: The Subversion of Modernity. Taylor & Francis. pp. 242–. ISBN 978-0-203-97463-6.
  3. ^ "Haruo Sato's lush, gloomy landscapes," by Eugene Thacker, Japan Times, 4 Jun. 2016.
  4. ^ "読売文学賞" [Yomiuri Prize for Literature] (in Japanese). Yomiuri Shimbun. Retrieved 26 September 2018.

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