The Secret History of the Lord of Musashi and Arrowroot
By (author) Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
Format: Paperback / softback
Normal Price: $27.93
Your Price: $25.13 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.79! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.26 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 8-11 days
Secret History of the Lord of Musashi and Arrowroot by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
Book DescriptionFrom a Japanese master of romantic and sexual obsession come two novels that treat traditional themes with sly wit and startling psychological sophistication. In The Secret History of the Lord of Musashi, Junichir Tanizaki reimagines the exploits of a legendary samurai as a sadomasochistic dance between the hero and the wife of his enemy. Arrowroot," "though set in the twentieth century, views an adult orphan s search for his mother s past through the translucent "shoji "screen of ancient literature and myth. Both works are replete with shocking juxtapositions. Severed heads become objects of erotic fixation. Foxes take on human shape. An aristocratic lady loves and pities the man she is conspiring to destroy. This supple translation reveals the full scope of Tanizaki s gift: his confident storytelling, luminous detail, and astonishingly vital female characters."
Buy Secret History of the Lord of Musashi and Arrowroot book by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780375719318
Paperback / softback
(206mm x 133mm x 15mm)
Publish Date: 11-Mar-2003
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.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Secret History of the Lord of Musashi and Arrowroot book by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
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 Mother" "(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.
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687