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Tanizaki, Jun'ichirō 1886-1965

Works: 2,210 works in 5,987 publications in 14 languages and 35,740 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Novels  Short stories  Romance fiction  Biography  Black humor  Domestic fiction  Diary fiction  Psychological fiction  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Publishing director, Conceptor, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Originator
Classifications: PL839.A7, 895.6344
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Most widely held works by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
The Makioka sisters by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

161 editions published between 1948 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 2,388 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
The key by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

149 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a dying marriage, told in the form of parallel diaries. After nearly thirty 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: brandy, a handsome young lover. During the day, they record their adventures of the previous night. When they begin to suspect each other of peeping into their respective diaries, it becomes unclear whether each spouse's confessions might not be intended for the other's eyes
Some prefer nettles by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

93 editions published between 1929 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

56 editions published between 1977 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,147 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
Diary of a mad old man by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

61 editions published between 1900 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een bejaarde Japanner verliest zich in een machteloze verliefdheid op zijn schoondochter
In black and white : a novel by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 834 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?"--
Quicksand by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 699 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 )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 685 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 )

125 editions published between 1924 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Junichiro Tanizaki's Naomi is both a hilarious story of one man's obsession and a brilliant reckoning of a nation's cultural confusion. When twenty-eight-year-old Joji first lays eyes upon the teenage waitress Naomi, he is instantly smitten by her exotic, almost Western appearance. Determined to transform her into the perfect wife and to whisk her away from the seamy underbelly of post-World War I Tokyo, Joji adopts and ultimately marries Naomi, paying for English and music lessons that promise to mold her into his ideal companion. But as she grows older, Joji discovers that Naomi is far from the naïve girl of his fantasies. And, in Tanizaki's masterpiece of lurid obsession, passion quickly descends into comically helpless masochism". --Publisher
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 625 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 )

15 editions published between 1936 and 1977 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The maids by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 2019 in Japanese and English and held by 269 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"--
Xi xue by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

69 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 268 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
Modern Japanese stories : an anthology = [Gendai Nihon tanpenshū] by Ivan Morris( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chun qin chao by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

114 editions published between 1933 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English title: My music teacher
Devils in daylight by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 227 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)" --
Lob des Schattens Entwurf einer japanischen Ästhetik by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gourmet Club : a sextet by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The decadent tales in this collection span 45 years in the extraordinary career of Japan's master storyteller, Tanizaki Jun'ichiro (1886-1965), the author of Naomi, A Cat, a Man, and Two Women, and The Makioka Sisters. Made accessible in English by the expertise of translators Anthony H. Chambers and Paul McCarthy, the stories in The Gourmet Club vividly explore an array of human passions. In "The Children," three mischievous friends play sadomasochistic games in a mysterious Western-style mansion. The sybaritic narrator of "The Secret" experiments with cross-dressing as he savors the delights of duplicity. "The Two Acolytes" evokes the conflicting attractions of spiritual fulfillment and worldly pleasure in medieval Kyoto. In the title story, the seductive tastes, aromas, and textures of outlandish Chinese dishes blend with those of the seductive hands that proffer them to blindfolded gourmets. In "Mr. Bluemound," Tanizaki, who wrote for a film studio in the early 1920s, considers the relationship between a flesh-and-blood actress and her image fixed on celluloid, which one memorably degenerate admirer is obsessed with. And, finally, "Manganese Dioxide Dreams" offers a tantalizing insight into the author's mind as he weaves together the musings of an old man very like Tanizaki himself-Chinese and Japanese cuisine, a French murder movie, Chinese history, and the contents of a toilet bowl. These beautifully translated stories will intrigue and entertain readers who are new to Tanizaki, as well as those who have already explored the bizarre world of his imagination"
Éloge de l'ombre by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in French and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

47 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 126 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
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The Makioka sisters
The keySome prefer nettlesIn praise of shadowsDiary of a mad old manQuicksandA cat, a man, and two women : storiesNaomiThe secret history of the Lord of Musashi ; and, Arrowroot
Alternative Names
Cüniçiro Tanidzaki

Danijaki, Junichiro

Danijaki, Junichiro 1886-1965

Dzjuničiro, Taņidzaki 1886-1965

Džuničiró Tanizaki japonský spisovatel

gu qi, run yi lang

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

Jun'ichiroo, Tanizaki

Tanidzaki, Dzi︠u︡nʺitiro

Tanidzaki, Dziunʺitiro 1886-1965

Tanidzaki, Dzi︠u︡nʺtiro, 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, Đunićiro

Tanizaki Dzsunicsiró

Tanizaki, Džuničiró

Tanizaki, Džuničiró 1886-1965

Tānīzākī, Ğūnīšīrū 1886-1965

Tanizaki, Jun’ichirō 1886-1965

Tanizaki Jun’ichirō japanischer Schriftsteller

Tanizaki Junichirō

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, Дзюнъитиро, 1886-1965

Танизаки, Ђуничиро

Ђунићиро Танизаки

ג'וניצ'ירו טניזאקי סופר יפני

טניזקי, גונאיצ׳ירו 1886-1965

טניזקי, גונאיצ'ירו, 1886-1965

טניזקי, גוניצ׳ירו סופר יפני

تانيزاكي, جونتشيرو

تانيزاكي, جونيتشيرو

جونيتشيرو تانيزاكي

جین‌ایچیرو تانیزاکی نویسنده ژاپنی

ജുനിച്ചിറോ തനിസാക്കി

곡기윤일랑 1886-1965

다니자끼 준이찌로 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.

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