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Tanizaki, Jun'ichirō 1886-1965

Works: 1,697 works in 5,517 publications in 15 languages and 33,769 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Black humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Conceptor, Publishing director, Scenarist, Originator
Classifications: PL839.A7, 895.6344
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The Makioka sisters by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

135 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four daughters of an old merchant family unknowingly face the end of a gentler way of life in Osaka, Japan in 1938
Some prefer nettles by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

158 editions published between 1929 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of Japanese life, showing the old and the new ways
The key by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

142 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a dying marriage, told in the form of parallel diaries. After nearly 30 years of marriage, a dried-up, middle-aged professor frenziedly strives for new heights of carnal pleasure with his repressed, dissatisfied wife, resorting to stimulants galore for her. During the day, they record their adventures of the previous night
Diary of a mad old man by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

97 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een bejaarde Japanner verliest zich in een machteloze verliefdheid op zijn schoondochter
In praise of shadows by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

48 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely considered to be a classic, this essay on Japanese aesthetics by a major author ranges from the patina of lacquerware and the custom of moon-viewing to monastery toilets and the lighting in a brothel, while contrasting the Japanese sense of subtlety and nuance with Western imports such as electric lighting
Quicksand by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partly a black comedy - the plot sometimes resembles bedroom farce - partly an exploration of sexual obsession and pain, Quicksand is the last major Tanizaki novel to be translated, largely because of the extreme difficulty in capturing the narrator's precise tone in English. In this Howard Hibbett has succeeded brilliantly. As a master-work on the level of Some Prefer Nettles and Diary of a Mad Old Man, and as a triumph of the translator's art, Quicksand is both important and utterly engrossing
A cat, a man, and two women : stories by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novella and two shorter pieces are variations on a favorite theme: dominance and submission in private relationships. The "man" in the title piece is a typical Tanizaki hero caught up in a war between his former wife and her willful young successor. "The little kingdom" describes the shifting relationship between a hard-pressed schoolteacher and a small but indomitable pupil determined to establish his own rule. The book ends with a sly portrait of a self-important academic, seen from the point of view of a journalist. In a series of interviews where the professor responds to questions merely with grunts the journalist discovers a scandalous hidden side
Naomi by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

111 editions published between 1924 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the obsessive love of Joji, an engineer in his thirties, for a fifteen-year-old bar hostess who reminds him of Mary Pickford
The secret history of the Lord of Musashi ; and, Arrowroot by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

32 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Secret History of the Lord of Musashi and Arrowroot reflect Tanizaki's preoccupation with man's sexual and psychological nature. Both novellas stem, in the fashion of Stendhal, from a purported historical investigation. The Secret History of the Lord of Musashi is the bizarre, outrageous, and maliciously comic tale of a sixteenth-century warrior lord's fixations; Arrowroot describes one man's search for truth and legend in a small Japanese village. Written in lyrical prose, yet with a firm sense of humor and the absurd, these two powerful novellas illustrate why Tanizaki is esteemed by many as Japan's greatest modern writer."--Back cover
Ashikari, and, The story of Shunkin : modern Japanese novels by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

18 editions published between 1936 and 1977 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Shunkin / Shunkin shō / Tanizaki Jun'ichiro ; yakusha Hawādo S. Hebitto by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

114 editions published between 1933 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese translation of a Japanese love story about the relationship between a blind music teacher and her student. The author is a Nobel Prize nominee and the love story has been made into a popular movie
Xi xue by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

80 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu yi da ban de ming men wang zu shi gang jia si jie mei wei zhu ren gong,Yi mei li xian jing de san mei xue zi de xiang qin gu shi wei zhu xian,Pang ji dang di de feng tu ren qing,She hui shi jian,Dui wai jiao wang deng
The maids by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Maids is a jewel: an astonishing complement to The Makioka Sisters, set in the same house, in the same turbulent decades, but among the servants as much as the masters. The Maids concerns all the young women who work -- before, during, and after WWII -- in the pampered, elegant household of the famous author Chikura Raikichi, his wife Sanko, and her younger sister. Though quite well-to-do, Raikichi has a small house: the family and the maids (usually a few, sharing a little room next to the kitchen) are on top of one another. This proximity helps to explain Raikichi's extremely close observation of the maids and their daily lives, although his interest carries with it more than a dash of the erotic, calling to mind Tanizaki's raciest books such as Diary of a Mad Old Man and The Key. In the sensualist, semi-innocent, sexist patrician Raikichi, Tanizaki offers a richly ironic self-portrait, but he presents as well a moving, nuanced chronicle of change and loss: centuries-old values and manners are vanishing, and here -- in the evanescent beauty of the small gestures and intricacies of private life -- we find a whole world to be mourned. And yet, there is such vivacity and such beauty of writing that Tanizaki creates an intensely compelling epic in a kitchen full of lively girls. Ethereally suggestive, sensational yet serious, witty but psychologically complex, The Maids is in many ways The Makioka Sisters revisited in a lighter, more comic mode"--
Devils in daylight by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One morning, Takahashi, a writer who has just stayed up all night working, is interrupted by a phone call from his old friend Sonomura: barely able to contain his excitement, Sonomura claims that he has cracked a secret cryptographic code based on Edgar Allan Poe's The Gold-Bug and now knows exactly when and where a murder will take place -- and they must hurry if they want to witness the murder, because it's later that very night! Sonomura has a history of lunacy and playing the amateur detective, so Takahashi is of course reluctant to believe him. Nevertheless, they stake out the secret location, and through tiny peepholes in the knotted wood, become voyeurs at the scene of a shocking crime . . . . Atmospheric, erotic, and tense, Devils in Daylight is an early work by the master storyteller who "created a lifelong series of ingenious variations on a dominant theme: the power of love to energize and destroy" (Chicago Tribune)" --
Tanizaki Jun'ichirō shū by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

47 editions published between 1926 and 1996 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil de six nouvelles de Tanizaki Jun'ichiro (1886-1965), traduites en chinois et introduites par Zhang Kebiao (1900- )
Lob des Schattens Entwurf einer japanischen Ästhetik by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tanizaki Jun'ichirō by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

42 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Éloge de l'ombre by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in French and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ce livre est une réflexion sur la conception japonaise du beau."
Seven Japanese tales by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

45 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these seven stories, Tanizaki, the author of The Makioka Sisters explores the territory where love becomes self-annihilation, where the contemplation of beauty gives way to fetishism, and where tradition becomes an instrument of refined cruelty. A young man is erotically imprisoned by the memory of his mother. A tattoo artist transforms the body of an exquisite woman into teeming canvas of her inner nature. A beautiful blink musician exacts the ultimate sacrifice from the man who both her lover and her disciple. These and other gripping scenarios of possession are told with such
In black and white : a novel by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Black and White is a full translation of Tanizaki Jun'ichirō's 1928 novel, Kokubyaku, with an introduction that identifies the special conditions that might have made it a "lost" novel. This novel offers a window into Tanizaki's life and work at a critical transition point in his career. The introduction focuses on the moment Tanizaki astounded the literary world in 1928 by writing three novels in the same year, after several years of relative silence following the 1923 Great Kantō Earthquake. Two of the three (Some Prefer Nettles and Quicksand) immediately became famous; this third disappeared from view. The novel tells the story of a writer who in essence kills another writer with his writing. In it, an obsessive paranoid fantasy turns out to invade "real life," and it ends with a man confessing to a murder he did not commit. Over the course of the story, he (the character? the author?) invents a character he calls the "Shadow Man," who is out to entrap the writer (the protagonist? the author?) and destroy him. The tone of the story is comic rather than tragic, sardonic rather than dramatic. There is a peculiar ambiguity between author and character that distinguishes the story from the usual "I-novel" genre of the day; the novel is autobiographical in an unusual way, although Tanizaki was never considered an autobiographical writer. The central questions the introduction addresses are: What is autobiographical in the novel; who was killed and why; and how did that elimination help make Tanizaki a great writer?"--
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Makioka sisters
Alternative Names
Cüniçiro Tanidzaki

Danijaki, Junichiro

Danijaki, Junichiro 1886-1965

Dzjuničiro, Taņidzaki 1886-1965

Guqi Runyilang, 1886-1965

Jun'ichirō Tanizaki.

Junʼichirō Tanizaki 1886-1965

Jun'ichirō Tanizaki écrivain japonais

Jun'ichirō Tanizaki Japanese author

Junichiro Tanizaki Japans schrijver

Jun'ichirō Tanizaki pisarz japoński

Jun'ichirō Tanizaki scrittore giapponese

Tanidzaki, Dzi︠u︡nʺitiro

Tanidzaki, Dziunʺitiro 1886-1965

Taņidzaki, Dzjunic̆irō

Taņidzaki, Dzjuničirō 1886-1965

Tanidzaki, Dzsunicsiró

Tanidzaki, Zyun'itirô.

Tanisaki, Dschunitschiro 1886-1965

Tanisaki, Jun’ichirō 1886-1965

Tanisaki, Junichiro 1886-1965

Tanizaki 1886-1965

Tanizaki, Cuniçiro

Tanizaki, Cuniçiro 1886-1965

Tanizaki, Đuničiro

Tanizaki Dzsunicsiró

Tanizaki, Džuničiró

Tanizaki, Džuničiró 1886-1965

Tānīzākī, Ğūnīšīrū 1886-1965

Tanizaki, Jun’ichirō 1886-1965

Tanizaki Jun’ichirō japanischer Schriftsteller

Tanizaki, Junʾichirō

Tanizaki, Junichirō 1886-1965

Tanizaki Junichirō, Junichirō 1886-1965

Tānīzākī, Jūnītshīrū

Tanizaki, Tzounitsiro 1886-1965

Tanizaki, Zyunitirō

Tzounitsiro Tanizaki 1886-1965

Τανιζακι, Τζουνιτσιρο

Джуничиро Танидзаки

Дзюнъитиро Танидзаки

Дзюнъитиро Танидзаки 1886-1965

Дзюн'іціра Танідзакі

Танидзаки Джун'цчцро

Танидзаки, Дзюнъитиро

Танидзаки, Дзюньитиро 1886-1965

Танизаки, Ђуничиро

ג'וניצ'ירו טניזאקי סופר יפני

טניזקי, גונאיצ׳ירו 1886-1965

טניזקי, ג'ונאיצ'ירו 1886-1965

טניזקי, גוניצ׳ירו סופר יפני

تانيزاكي, جونتشيرو

تانيزاكي, جونيتشيرو

جونيتشيرو تانيزاكي

جین‌ایچیرو تانیزاکی نویسنده ژاپنی

ജുനിച്ചിറോ തനിസാക്കി

곡기윤일랑 1886-1965

다니자끼 쥰이찌로 1886-1965

다니자끼 즁이찌로오 1886-1965

다니자키 준이치로

타니자끼 준이찌로오 1886-1965

타니자키 준이치로우 1886-1965

タニザキ, ジュンイチロウ

タニザキ, ジュンイチロウ 1886-1965

谷崎, 潤一郎

谷崎 潤一郎 1886-1965

谷崎潤一郎 1886-1925

谷崎潤一郞 1886-1965

谷崎潤一郎, 1896-1965.

谷崎潤一郎 日本作家

Some prefer nettlesThe keyDiary of a mad old manIn praise of shadowsQuicksandA cat, a man, and two women : storiesNaomiThe secret history of the Lord of Musashi ; and, Arrowroot