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Ralph McCarthy

Portrait of translator Ralph McCarthy
Contributor

Ralph McCarthy

Ralph McCarthy is the translator of two collections of stories by Osamu Dazai—Self Portraits and Blue Bamboo, as well as Fairy-Tale Book of Dazai Osamu. His other translations include Ryu Murakami’s In the Miso Soup, Piercing, Sixty-Nine, and From The Fatherland, With Love.

Articles by Ralph McCarthy

The Last Picture Show
By Ryu Murakami
It felt funny being called a delinquent by a yakuza.
Translated from Japanese by Ralph McCarthy
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Narcissus
By Dazai Osamu
I took the watercolor in my hands, looked it over briefly, and ripped it to shreds.
Translated from Japanese by Ralph McCarthy
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Whenever I Sit at a Bar Drinking Like This, I Always Think What a Sacred Profession Bartending Is
By Ryu Murakami
Whenever I sit at a bar drinking like this, I always think what a sacred profession bartending is. The bartender, with the stained-glass shelves of many-colored bottles behind him, moves precisely about…
Translated from Japanese by Ralph McCarthy
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