In Osaka In The Years Immediately Before World War II, Four Aristocratic Women Try To Preserve A Way Of Life That Is Vanishing As Told By Junichiro Tanizaki, The Story Of The Makioka Sisters Forms What Is Arguably The Greatest Japanese Novel Of The Twentieth Century, A Poignant Yet Unsparing Portrait Of A Family And An Entire Society Sliding Into The Abyss Of Modernity.Tsuruko, The Eldest Sister, Clings Obstinately To The Prestige Of Her Family Name Even As Her Husband Prepares To Move Their Household To Tokyo, Where That Name Means Nothing Sachiko Compromises Valiantly To Secure The Future Of Her Younger Sisters The Unmarried Yukiko Is A Hostage To Her Family S Exacting Standards, While The Spirited Taeko Rebels By Flinging Herself Into Scandalous Romantic Alliances Filled With Vignettes Of Upper Class Japanese Life And Capturing Both The Decorum And The Heartache Of Its Protagonist, The Makioka Sisters Is A Classic Of International Literature From The Hardcover Edition.
was a Japanese author, and one of the major writers of modern Japanese literature, perhaps the most popular Japanese novelist after Natsume S seki Some of his works present a rather shocking world of sexuality and destructive erotic obsessions others, less sensational, subtly portray the dynamics of family life in the context of the rapid changes in 20th century Japanese society Frequently his stories are narrated in the context of a search for cultural identity in which constructions of the West and Japanese tradition are juxtaposed The results are complex, ironic, demure, and provocative.
- 694 pages
- 細雪 [Sasameyuki]
- Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
- 27 May 2018 Jun'ichirō Tanizaki