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In Praise of Shadows
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|December 1, 1977

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An essay on aesthetics by the Japanese novelist, this book explores architecture, jade, food, and even toilets, combining an acute sense of the use of space in buildings. The book also includes descriptions of laquerware under candlelight and women in the…
The Makioka Sisters
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|September 26, 1995

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Junichirō Tanizaki’s magisterial evocation of a proud Osaka family in decline during the years immediately before World War II is arguably the greatest Japanese novel of the twentieth century and a classic of international literature. Tsuruko, the…
Naomi: A Novel
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|April 10, 2001

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Junichiro Tanizaki’s Naomi is both a hilarious story of one man’s obsession and a brilliant reckoning of a nation’s cultural confusion.   When twenty-eight-year-old Joji first lays eyes upon the teenage waitress Naomi, he is instantly…
Some Prefer Nettles
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|September 26, 1995

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Junichiro Tanizaki’s Some Prefer Nettles is an exquisitely nuanced exploration of the allure of ancient Japanese tradition—and the profound disquiet that accompanied its passing.   It is the 1920s in Tokyo, and Kaname and his wife Misako are…
The Key & Diary Of A Mad Old Man
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|September 14, 2004

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These two modern classics by the great Japanese novelist Junichiro Tanizaki, both utilize the diary form to explore the authority that love and sex have over all. In The Key , a middle-aged professor plies his wife of thirty years with any number of stimulants,…
The Reed Cutter And Captain Shigemoto's Mother: Two Novellas
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|June 24, 1995

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With a precision and brilliance unmatched perhaps by any other novelist of the twentieth century, Junichiro Tanizaki interweaves a sense of his country's deep past with the kind of pathologies and obsessions we are likely to think of as modern. Here, in two…
Seven Japanese Tales
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|October 1, 1996

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Junichiro Tanizaki’s Seven Japanese Tales collects stories that explore the boundary at which love becomes self-annihilation, where the contemplation of beauty gives way to fetishism, and where tradition becomes an instrument of voluptuous cruelty.   A…
Devils In Daylight
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|April 25, 2017

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One morning, Takahashi, a writer who has just stayed up all night working, is interrupted by a phone call from his old friend Sonomura: barely able to contain his excitement, Sonomura claims that he has cracked a secret cryptographic code based on Edgar Allan…
The Secret History of the Lord of Musashi and Arrowroot: Two Novels
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|March 11, 2003

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From a Japanese master of romantic and sexual obsession come two novels that treat traditional themes with sly wit and startling psychological sophistication. In The Secret History of the Lord of Musashi , Junichir Tanizaki reimagines the exploits of a legendary…
The Maids
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|July 30, 2019

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The Maids , Tanizaki's final novel, sparkles like a jewel. Over the years - before, during, and after WWII - many women work in the pampered, elegant household of the famous author Chikura Raikichi, his wife, and her younger sister. Though the family's quite…
Quicksand
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|June 24, 1995

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Quicksand is a silkily nuanced novel of erotic gamesmanship and obsession. Sonoko Kakiuchi, an Osaka lady of a good family, married to a dully respected lawyer, tells a story of temptation and betrayal. Sonoko is infatuated with the beautiful art student and…
Clef Confession Impudique
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|May 7, 2003

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