Lecture takes closer look at 'Kazuko's Letters From Japan'

Correspondence between Japanese and American sociologists spans half-century

Kazuko Tsurumi was known as a sociologist and, later in life, a poet, but a recent donation to the Robert D. Farber Archives and Special Collections shows she was also a prolific pen pal.

While studying in the United States before World War II, she met a man with whom she corresponded for more than 50 years. Professor Robin Feuer Miller, Edytha Macy Gross Professor of Humanities, will deliver the Women's and Gender Studies distinguished faculty lecture "Love in a Time of Upheaval: Kazuko's Letters From Japan," based on those letters.

Miller, who studies letters as a literary genre, has transcribed more than 400 manuscript pages of Tsurumi's letters. Her lecture will be held in Rapaporte Treasure Hall in the Goldfarb Library at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 24.

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