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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Naomi

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Naomi is the first English translation of Tanizaki's first important novel (originally serialized in Japanese in 1924-25). It is a subtle adaptation to a Japanese setting of the basic story in Maugham ... Read full review

Fun and Fast-Paced

User Review  - Asian Lit Girl - Borders

This book is another Tanizaki treasure. It's fun and fast-paced and once again raises issues of modernity. You can't go wrong with this novel. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
10
Section 2
18
Section 3
25
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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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