A Cat, a Man, and Two Women: Stories

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Kodansha International, 1990 - Japan - 164 pages
16 Reviews
A novella and two shorter pieces are variations on a favorite theme: dominance and submission in private relationships. The "man" in the title piece is a typical Tanizaki hero caught up in a war between his former wife and her willful young successor. "The little kingdom" describes the shifting relationship between a hard-pressed schoolteacher and a small but indomitable pupil determined to establish his own rule. The book ends with a sly portrait of a self-important academic, seen from the point of view of a journalist. In a series of interviews where the professor responds to questions merely with grunts the journalist discovers a scandalous hidden side.

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Review: A Cat, a Man, and Two Women

User Review  - Wendy G - Goodreads

My review of "A Cat, a Man, and Two Women" is very brief. It is the story of a cat, who is the center of controversy between a man, his current wife, and his ex-wife. The man and the cat have an ... Read full review

Review: A Cat, a Man, and Two Women

User Review  - Alanna - Goodreads

All the stories where interesting, but I wasn't a big fan at all of the characters. I thought the second story, The Little Kingdom, was the most interesting. Read full review

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