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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  - Robert Wechsler - Goodreads

What I enjoyed most of what I read of Tanizaki's first novel was the tension between East and West, which tied it in well with the last novel I read, Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book. The subtleties ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeong-Won Lee - Goodreads

I don't know why, but I just could not concentrate on reading this book for some reason. The plot did not really appeal to me, and it got to the point where I just did not want to see the cover of ... 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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