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The Makioka Sisters

Author : Junichiro Tanizaki
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Four sisters of a respected Japanese family find different ways to cope with the harsh realities of life in postwar Japan

The Makioka Sisters

Author : Junichiro Tanizaki
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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 eldest sister of the once-wealthy Makioka family, clings obstinately to the prestige of her family name even as her husband prepares to move their household to Tokyo, where that name means nothing. Sachiko compromises valiantly to secure the future of her younger sisters. The shy, unmarried Yukiko is a hostage to her family’s exacting standards, while the spirited Taeko rebels by flinging herself into scandalous romantic alliances and dreaming of studying fashion design in France. Filled with vignettes of a vanishing way of life, The Makioka Sisters is a poignant yet unsparing portrait of a family—and an entire society—sliding into the abyss of modernity. It possesses in abundance the keen social insight and unabashed sensuality that distinguish Tanizaki as a master novelist.

The Makioka Sisters

Author : Junichiro Tanizaki
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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.

The Makioka Sisters

Author : JUNICHIRO. TANIZAKI
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'An exquisite novel about four sisters living though a turbulent decade...I'd put it in the 10 greatest books of the 20th century' David Mitchell 'A near-perfect novel' Hanya Yanagihara In the years leading up to the Second World War, four sisters live in dilapidated houses in Osaka and Ashiya, and each navigate their own complex, personal relationship to the fading lustre of the Makioka family name. Rich with breathtaking descriptions of ancient customs and an ever-changing natural world, Junichiro Tanizaki evokes in loving detail a long-lost way of life even as it withers under the harsh glare of modernity. TRANSLATED BY EDWARD SEIDENSTICKER Part of the VINTAGE JAPANESE CLASSICS - five masterpieces of Japanese fiction in gorgeous new gift editions.

Makioka Sisters

Author : 谷崎潤一郎
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The Makioka Sisters

Author : Junichiro Tanizaki
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The Secret Window

Author : Anthony Hood Chambers
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In this series of meditations on seven of Tanizaki Jun'ichiro's novels and novellas, Chambers focuses on the thread of fantasy that Tanizaki weaves throughout his work. He examines Tanizaki's subtle use of storytelling devices to evoke his characters' alternate sense of reality and to encourage the reader's participation in their fantasies.

Author : 潤一郎·谷崎
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The Rhetoric of Photography in Modern Japanese Literature

Author : Atsuko Sakaki
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Through close reading of photography-inspired texts by Tanizaki, Abe, Horie and Kanai, The Rhetoric of Photography in Modern Japanese Literature by Atsuko Sakaki examines the Japanese literary engagement with photography as a means of bringing forgotten subject-object dynamics to light.

The Love Letter

Author : Cathleen Schine
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The effect on Helen MacFarquhar, a 40-year-old divorcee, of a passionate letter which arrives in her bookstore. It is addressed "Dear Goat" and signed "Ram." As she tries to guess who Ram could be, the power of suggestion takes over, igniting a romance with the young student working in the store for the summer.