Search Results: "Junichiro Tanizaki"


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QUICKSAND by Junichiro Tanizaki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 1994

"A riveting tale of malevolent corruption fatally masked by a terrible and deceptive beauty: Fatal attraction in a 1920's Japanese setting."
The debut of a previously untranslated novel from Tanizaki, who died in 1965 (A Cat, A Man, and Two Women, 1990, etc.): a welcome reminder of just how good he was at limning the unexpected cruel twists and turns of human passion (also see below). Read full book review >

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RED ROOFS & OTHER STORIES by Junichiro Tanizaki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2016

"Tanizaki combines understated realism with fabulism, sensuality, a fascination with the exotic (which, in a reversal of American and European literary clichés, here means things Western), and ambivalence toward traditional Japan."
Four newly translated stories, written between 1917 and 1926, by one of the masters of 20th-century Japanese literature (The Makioka Sisters, 1957, etc.). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 1994

"Elegiac evocations of mood and time, all in luminous prose."
A new translation of The Reed Cutter (1932) and the debut of Captain Shigemoto's Mother mark a recognition of the late Tanizaki's continuing literary importance (see above). Read full book review >

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DEVILS IN DAYLIGHT by Junichiro Tanizaki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Tanizaki laminates a murder mystery and psychological study onto a rumination about the nature of fiction itself."
In this newly translated novella, written in 1918 by early-20th-century Japanese literary master Tanizaki (Red Roofs and Other Stories, 2016, etc.), two friends go in search of a murder that may or may not be about to happen. Read full book review >

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THE MAIDS by Junichiro Tanizaki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"A small gem for admirers of Mishima, ?e, and other midcentury modernists."
Final work by Tanizaki (Red Roofs & Other Stories, 2016, etc.), one of the greatest 20th-century Japanese novelists. Read full book review >

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THE GOURMET CLUB by Jun’ichiro Tanizaki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

"Not all of this collection matches that high level, but there's more than enough here to enhance Tanizaki's still-substantial reputation."
Six previously untranslated, wickedly warped stories, all but one originally published before 1927, from the acclaimed Japanese master of bizarre and erotic fiction (Quicksand, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >