Naomi

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1985 - Fiction - 237 pages
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Chronicles the obsessive love of Joji, an engineer in his thirties, for a fifteen-year-old bar hostess who reminds him of Mary Pickford.

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User Review  - Anna - Goodreads

In this story twenty-eight year old man named Jouji becomes obsessed with a teenage girl because she looks Western. He takes her in and tries to shape her into his ideal wife. Of course, things to ... Read full review

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User Review  - AC - Goodreads

4+ stars. This is, indeed, a charming book. Told in a straightforward naturalistic style, it translates well, and reads easily, effortlessly. A story of sexual obsession, but a tender story. This is early Tanizaki (1925). A very nice book. Read full review

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A true Edokko (child of Tokyo), born in the low-lying merchant areas of the metropolis, Tanizaki lived his later years in the Kansai region and immersed himself in the traditions of the court culture of ancient Japan. He was also widely read in Western literature. A superb storyteller whose characters delight in the sensual, Tanizaki's tales often combine the erotic with details of traditional Japanese arts. He spent three years translating the eleventh-century novel The Tale of Genji into modern Japanese.

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