The Reed Cutter and Captain Shigemoto's Mother
By (author) Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
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Reed Cutter and Captain Shigemoto's Mother by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
Book DescriptionIn The Reed Cutter, the narrator meets a strange man who tells him a story of obsession; and a tenth-century Kyoto minister demands and receives his rival's wife during a drunken party in Captain Shigemoto's Mother.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780679757917
(203mm x 133mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
Cat, a Man, and Two Women, Paperback (September 2015)
A novella and two short stories reveal Tanizaki at his best and most bizarre
In Praise of Shadows, Paperback (May 2001)
An essay on aesthetics. It explores architecture, jade, food, toilets, and combines an acute sense of the use of space in buildings, as well as perfect descriptions of lacquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure.
Secret History of the Lord of Musashi, Paperback (February 2001)» View all books by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
Two short novels, published initially in the 1930s. "Musashi" deals with the dark obsessions of a 16th-century warlord. "Arrowroot" also touches on the pursuit of legend, but in a different mode, that of the uniquely Japanese form of the "essay" novel.
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Author Biography - Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
Junichiro Tanizaki was born in Tokyo in 1886 and lived there until the earthquake of 1923, when he moved to the Kyoto-Osaka region, the scene of his novel The Makioka Sisters (1943-48). Among his works are Naomi (1924), Some Prefer Nettles (1928), Quicksand (1930), Arrowroot (1931), A Portrait of Shunkin (1933), The Secret History of the Lord of Musashi (1935), modern versions of The Tale of Genji (1941, 1954, and 1965), Captain Shigemoto's Mothe"r "(1949), The Key (1956), and Diary of a Mad Old Man (1961). By 1930 he had gained such renown that an edition of his complete works was published, and he was awarded Japan's Imperial Prize in Literature in 1949. Tanizaki died in 1965.
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