Nada Inada

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Nada Inada (なだ いなだ, 8 June 1929 – June 2013) was the pen-name of a Japanese psychiatrist, writer and literary critic active in late Shōwa period and early Heisei period Japan.[1][2][3][4] His pen name is from the Spanish language phrase "nada y nada".

Biography[edit]

Nada was born in the Magome district of Tokyo, but was raised for part of his youth in Sendai. He graduated from the Medical School of Keio University. One of his fellow students was Kita Morio, who encouraged his interest in literature and in the French language. He later traveled to France on a government scholarship. His wife was French.

Nada's medical specialty was psychiatry, particularly in the treatment of alcoholism, and he was head of the Substance Abuse Department of National Hospital located in Yokosuka, Kanagawa.

One of his early novels, Retort, was nominated for the prestigious Akutagawa Prize.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Writer-cum-psychiatrist Nada Inada dies at 83". Kyodo News. 9 June 2013. Archived from the original on 2 July 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  2. ^ 作家なだいなださん死去 83歳 (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Anne Allison (1994). Nightwork: sexuality, pleasure, and corporate masculinity in a Tokyo hostess club. University of Chicago Press. p. 122. ISBN 978-0-226-01487-6. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Robin D. Gill (2009). Kyka, Japan's Comic Verse: A Mad in Translation Reader. Paraverse Press. p. 278. ISBN 978-0-9840923-0-7. Retrieved 12 January 2011.