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Longing and other stories / Jun'ichirō Tanizaki ; translated by Anthony H. Chambers & Paul McCarthy.

Author/creator Tanizaki, Jun'ichirō, 1886-1965 author.
Other author/creatorChambers, Anthony H. (Anthony Hood), translator.
Other author/creatorMcCarthy, Paul, 1944- translator.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York : Columbia University Press, [2022]
Description145 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Weatherhead Books on Asia
Weatherhead books on Asia. ^A593522
Contents Longing -- Sorrows of a heretic -- The story of an unhappy mother
Abstract "Jun'ichirō Tanizaki is one of the most prominent Japanese writers of the twentieth century, renowned for his investigations of family dynamics, eroticism, and cultural identity. Most acclaimed for his postwar novels such as The Makioka Sisters and The Key, Tanizaki made his literary debut in 1910. This book presents three powerful stories of family life from the first decade of Tanizaki's career that foreshadow the themes the great writer would go on to explore. "Longing" recounts the fantastic journey of a precocious young boy through an eerie nighttime landscape. Replete with striking natural images and uncanny human encounters, it ends with a striking revelation. "Sorrows of a Heretic" follows a university student and aspiring novelist who lives in degrading poverty in a Tokyo tenement. Ambitious and tormented, the young man rebels against his family against a backdrop of sickness and death. "The Story of an Unhappy Mother" describes a vivacious but self-centered woman's drastic transformation after a freak accident involving her son and daughter-in-law. Written in different genres, the three stories are united by a focus on mothers and sons and a concern for Japan's traditional culture in the face of Westernization. The longtime Tanizaki translators Anthony H. Chambers and Paul McCarthy masterfully bring these important works to an Anglophone audience"-- Provided by publisher.
General noteTranslated from the Japanese.
Issued in other formOnline version: Tanizaki, Jun'ichirō. Longing and other stories New York : Columbia University Press, 2022 9780231554411
Genre/formShort stories.
Genre/formShort stories.
LCCN 2021018905
ISBN9780231202145 hardcover
ISBN0231202148 hardcover
ISBN9780231202152 paperback
ISBN0231202156 paperback
ISBNelectronic book

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