Peter Nicholas Dale
Was born in Australia in 1950. He has studied ancient languages (classical Greek) and oriental languages at Melbourne University. Winner of two scholarships. He has lived in Japan for several years. He is the author of "The Myth of Japanese Uniqueness" (Oxford 1986), a critical analysis of the philosophy of the Japanese culture. He has been living in Italy for twenty years. He has recently translated and annotated, in Australian ( A rhymed crib in 'Strine', the dialect spoken in Australia down to the 1960s ), the whole work of the Roman sonnets of Giuseppe Gioachino Belli.