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  • In Praise Of Shadows by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
    In Praise Of Shadows (Paperback) Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

    This is an enchanting essay on aesthetics by one of the greatest Japanese novelists. Tanizaki's eye ranges over architecture, jade, food, toilets, and combines an acute sense of the use of space in buildings, as well as perfect descriptions of lacquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure.

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  • The Makioka Sisters by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
    The Makioka Sisters (English, Paperback) Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

    Tanizaki's masterpiece is the story of four sisters, and the declining fortunes of a traditional Japanese family. It is a loving and nostalgic recreation of the sumptuous, intricate upper-class life of Osaka immediately before World War Two. With surgical precision, Tanizaki lays bare the sinews of pride, and brings a vanished era to vibrant life.

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  • Some Prefer Nettles by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
    Some Prefer Nettles (Paperback) Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

    The marriage of Kaname and Misako is disintegrating: whilst seeking passion and fulfilment in the arms of others, they contemplate the humiliation of divorce.

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  • In Black and White by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
    In Black and White (English, Paperback) Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

    Jun'ichiro Tanizaki's In Black and White is a literary murder mystery in which the lines between fiction and reality are blurred. The writer Mizuno has penned a story about the perfect murder that comes to intrude on his life. In Black and White is a masterful yet little-known novel from a great writer at the height of his powers.

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  • Quicksand by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
    Quicksand (English, Paperback) Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

    Sonoko Kakiuchi is a cultured Osaka lady, unfortunately widowed young. it is a tale of infatuation and deceit, of eliberate evil. Its theme is humiliation, its victim Sonoko's mild-mannered husband. At is centre - seductive, manipulating, enslaving - is one of Tanizaki's most extraordinary characters, the beautiful and corrupt art student Mitsuko.

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  • The Secret History Of The Lord Of Musashi by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
    The Secret History Of The Lord Of Musashi (Paperback) Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

    These two short novels, published in the early 1930's ranked high in Tanizaki's own estimation of his work. Based on invented documents that overlap with historical reality, the story unfolds a masterly balance of irony and melodrama, elegance and brutality, civilised ritual and vengeful barbarity.

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  • Seven Japanese Tales by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
    Seven Japanese Tales (English, Paperback) Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

    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....

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  • A Cat, A Man, and Two Women by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
    A Cat, A Man, and Two Women (English, Paperback) Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

    A novella and two short stories reveal Tanizaki at his best and most bizarre

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  • In Praise of Shadows by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
    In Praise of Shadows (English, Paperback) Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

    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 darkness of the house of pleasure.

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  • In Praise of Shadows by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
    In Praise of Shadows (English, CD-Audio) Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

    In Praise of Shadows is an eloquent tribute to the austere beauty of traditional Japanese aesthetics.

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  • Quicksand by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
    Quicksand (English, Paperback) Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

    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 femme fatale Mitsuko, a woman so seductive and heartless she can even turn Sonoko's husband into her own accomplice. Filled with intrigue...

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  • The Tattooer by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
    The Tattooer (Japanese, Paperback) Jun'ichiro Tanizaki $9.90
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  • The Reed Cutter and Captain Shigemoto's Mother by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
    The Reed Cutter and Captain Shigemoto's Mother (English, Paperback) Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

    In "The Reed Cutter", the narrator meets a strange man who tells him a story of obsession; and a tenth-century Kyoto minister demands and receives his rival's wife during a drunken party in "Captain Shigemoto's Mother"

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  • The Gourmet Club by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
    The Gourmet Club (English, Paperback) Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

    The decadent tales in this collection span 45 years in the extraordinary career of Japan's master storyteller, Tanizaki Jun'ichiro (1886-1965), the author of Naomi, A Cat, a Man, and Two Women, and The Makioka Sisters. Made accessible in English by the expertise of translators Anthony H. Chambers and Paul McCarthy, the stories in The Gourmet Club vividly explore an array of human passions.

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  • The Makioka Sisters by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
    The Makioka Sisters (Hardback) Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

    Offering a portrait of Japanese life in the first half of the twentieth century, this book reveals the saga Makioka family struggling to marry off one of their daughters.

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  • The Key by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
    The Key (Paperback) Jun'ichiro Tanizaki, Tanizaki Jun'ichiro

    This is the diary of a middle-aged man who is deeply in love with his younger wife, Ikuko. In spite of that love, the pair have grown physically apart, each unsure of the other's desires...until the day Ikuko discovers her husband's diary with its desperate hints of jealousy and voyeurism. Ikuko realises she has found the key to his very soul.

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  • Diary Of A Mad Old Man by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
    Diary Of A Mad Old Man (Paperback) Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

    While recovering from a stroke, seventy-seven-year-old Utsugi turns to his diary to wryly record his struggle with his ageing body and his growing desire for his beautiful daughter-in-law Satsuko, a chic, Westernised dancer with a shady past.

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