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Seven Japanese Tales

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Seven Japanese Tales by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
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Author Biography

Junichiro Tanizaki was born in Tokyo in 1886 and lived in the city until the earthquake of 1923, when he moved to the Kyoto-Osaka region, the scene of one of his most well-known novels, The Makioka Sisters (1943-48). The author of over twenty books, including Naomi (1924), Some Prefer Nettles (1928), Arrowroot (1931), and A Portrait of Shunkin (1933), Tanizaki also published translations of the Japanese classic, The Tale of Genji in 1941, 1954, and 1965. Several of his novels, including Quicksand (1930), The Key (1956), and Diary of a Mad Old Man (1961) were made into movies. He was awarded Japan's Imperial Prize in Literature in 1949, and in 1965 he became the first Japanese writer to be elected as an honorary member of the American Academy and the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Tanizaki died in 1965.
Release date NZ
October 1st, 1996
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
1st Vintage International Ed
Imprint
Vintage Books
Pages
8
Dimensions
133x216x19
ISBN-13
9780679761075
Product ID
1677763

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