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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1. The actress Setsuko Hara died yesterday. She was ninety-five years old. This left in me a lingering sadness, which became a lodestone for other melancholies I feel today. She was an actress out of ... Read full review

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1. The actress Setsuko Hara died yesterday. She was ninety-five years old. This left in me a lingering sadness, which became a lodestone for other melancholies I feel today. She was an actress out of ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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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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