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Yuko Tsushima has died at 68

It is with sadness that I note that the writer Yuko Tsushima passed away on February 18th.  A daughter of Osamu Dazai, she was a literary heavyweight in her own right.  She won many awards for her writing, and her novel Child of Fortune, both in the original and in Geraldine Harcourt’s brilliant translation, had a profound impact on me personally.