Seven Japanese Tales

ISBN9780679761075
PublisherRandom House Inc.
PublishedOctober 1, 1996
Pages320
AuthorJunichiro Tanizaki
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.2 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.2 in.
Depth0.7 in.

Seven Japanese Tales

Junichiro Tanizaki

PAPERBACK

October 1, 1996

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 beautiful blind musician exacts the ultimate sacrifice from the man who is both her disciple and her lover. A tattooist turns the body of an exquisite young girl into a reflection of her predatory inner nature. A young man is erotically imprisoned by memories of his absent mother. Shocking in its content and lyrical in its beauty, these stories represent some of the finest work of one of Japan's greatest modern writers. 

Buy Seven Japanese Tales by Junichiro Tanizaki at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Seven Japanese Tales

Junichiro Tanizaki

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ISBN9780679761075
PublisherRandom House Inc.
PublishedOctober 1, 1996
Pages320
AuthorJunichiro Tanizaki
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.2 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.2 in.
Depth0.7 in.

Synopsis

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 beautiful blind musician exacts the ultimate sacrifice from the man who is both her disciple and her lover. A tattooist turns the body of an exquisite young girl into a reflection of her predatory inner nature. A young man is erotically imprisoned by memories of his absent mother. Shocking in its content and lyrical in its beauty, these stories represent some of the finest work of one of Japan's greatest modern writers. 

Buy Seven Japanese Tales by Junichiro Tanizaki at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

“Tanizaki was meticulous in language, scandalously cautious about sexual politics, masterful in storytelling.”

– The Nation

“At once strange and intimately moving, unfamiliar and yet filled with unmistakable emotions. It would be hard to exaggerate the sensuous beauty which pervades these stories.”

– Newsweek