In Praise of Shadows

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Leete's Island Books, 1977 - Literary Collections - 48 pages
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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 darkness of the house of pleasure.

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User Review  - Emeraldia Ayakashi - Goodreads

A cocktail of sleeping beauties , sighs metaphysical and pristine landscapes. A writer haunted by female beauty , by the whiteness of the body but also the dark impulses that habit them. A culture ... Read full review

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User Review  - Zanna - Goodreads

The quality that we call beauty must always grow from the realities of life, and our ancestors, forced to live in dark rooms, presently came to discover beauty in shadows, ultimately to guide shadows ... Read full review

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Junichiro Tanizaki was a major writer of modern Japanese literature who wrote numerous books, including The Makioka Sisters and Naomi: A Novel.

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