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The Key & Diary of a Mad Old Man

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Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105114317279
Pages : 380 pages
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Download The Key & Diary of a Mad Old Man in PDF Full Online Free by Junichiro Tanizaki and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2004-09-14 with total page 380 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The diaries of a husband and wife detail their feelings about the sexuality, love, and strength of their relationship, in The Key, while in Diary of a Mad Old Man, after suffering a stroke, an aging Japanese man records his sensual and philosophical experiences, thoughts, and desires, in two novels from the acclaimed Japanese novelist. Original.


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Diary of a Mad Old Man

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Publisher : Perigee Trade
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ISBN 10 : PSU:000006403966
Pages : 198 pages
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Download Diary of a Mad Old Man in PDF Full Online Free by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki and published by Perigee Trade. This book was released on 1981 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Diary of a Mad Old Man is the journal of Utsugi, a seventy-seven-year-old man of refined tastes who is recovering from a stroke. He discovers that, while his body is decaying, his libido still rages on -- unwittingly sparked by the gentle, kindly attentions of his daughter-in-law Satsuko, a chic, flashy dancer with a shady past. Pitiful and ridiculous as he is, Utsugi is without a trace of self-pity, and his diary shines with self-effacing good humor. At once hilarious and of a sadness, Diary of a Mad Old Man is a brilliant depiction of the relationship between eros and the will to live -- a novel of the tragicomedy of human existence. Translated from the Japanese by Howard Hibbett Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


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The Grand Old Man and the Great Tradition

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Publisher : U of M Center For Japanese Studies
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ISBN 10 : 9781929280551
Pages : 177 pages
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Download The Grand Old Man and the Great Tradition in PDF Full Online Free by Luisa Bienati and published by U of M Center For Japanese Studies. This book was released on 2010-01-01 with total page 177 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1995, on the thirtieth anniversary of Tanizaki Jun’ichiro’s death, Adriana Boscaro organized an international conference in Venice that had an unusally lasting effect on the study of this major Japanese novelist. Thanks to Boscaro’s energetic commitment, Venice became a center for Tanizaki studies that produced two volumes of conference proceedings now considered foundational for all scholarly works on Tanizaki. In the years before and after the Venice Conference, Boscaro and her students published an abundance of works on Tanizaki and translations of his writings, contributing to his literary success in Italy and internationally. The Grand Old Man and the Great Tradition honors Boscaro’s work by collecting nine essays on Tanizaki’s position in relation to the “great tradition” of Japanese classical literature. To open the collection, Edward Seidensticker contributes a provocative essay on literary styles and the task of translating Genji into a modern language. Gaye Rowley and Ibuki Kazuko also consider Tanizaki’s Genji translations, from a completely different point of view, documenting the author’s three separate translation efforts. Aileen Gatten turns to the influence of Heian narrative methods on Tanizaki’s fiction, arguing that his classicism, far from being superficial, “reflects a deep sensitivity to Heian narrative.” Tzevetana Kristeva holds a different perspective on Tanizaki’s classicism, singling out specific aspects of Tanizaki’s eroticism as the basis of comparison. The next two essays emphasize Tanizaki’s experimental engagement with the classical literary genres—Amy V. Heinrich treats the understudied poetry, and Bonaventura Ruperti considers a 1933 essay on performance arts. Taking up cinema, Roberta Novelli focuses on the novel Manji, exploring how it was recast for the screen by Masumura Yasuzo. The volume concludes with two contributions interpreting Tanizaki’s works in the light of Western and Meiji literary traditions: Paul McCarthy considers Nabokovas a point of comparison, and Jacqueline Pigeot conducts a groundbreaking comparison with a novel by Natsume Soseki.


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Revealing/Reveiling Shanghai

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Publisher : SUNY Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781438479255
Pages : 266 pages
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Download Revealing/Reveiling Shanghai in PDF Full Online Free by Lisa Bernstein and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2020-07-01 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Revealing/Reveiling Shanghai provides international and interdisciplinary perspectives on representations of Shanghai, a contested location within political discourse and cultural imagination. Shanghai's complex history as a quasi-colonial city, and its contradictory identity as the birthplace of Communist China and the epitome of twenty-first-century capitalism, make it an especially fascinating subject. Contributors examine representations of Shanghai in film, art, literature, memoir, theater, and mass media from the past one hundred years. They address the ways in which texts from the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries have rewritten past and present Shanghai to reflect our own wishes and anguishes, show how the city resists static interpretations, and challenge notions of authentic representation and identity. By revealing and questioning persistent stereotypes and constructed versions of East and West, the essays offer diverse views so as to create a genuine exchange with contemporary global audiences. A wide variety of texts are discussed, including the films Street Angel (1937) and The White Countess (2005), and the novels The Song of Everlasting Sorrow (1996) and Shanghai Baby (1999).


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Some Prefer Nettles

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Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 10 : 9781407073934
Pages : 160 pages
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Download Some Prefer Nettles in PDF Full Online Free by Junichiro Tanizaki and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-04-13 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The marriage of Kaname and Misako is disintegrating: whilst seeking passion and fulfilment in the arms of others, they contemplate the humiliation of divorce. Misako's father believes their relationship has been damaged by the influence of a new and alien culture, and so attempts to heal the breach by educating his son-in-law in the time-honoured Japanese traditions of aesthetic and sensual pleasure. The result is an absorbing, chilling conflict between ancient and modern, young and old.


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How to be Well Read

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ISBN 10 : 9781409039150
Pages : 528 pages
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Download How to be Well Read in PDF Full Online Free by John Sutherland and published by Random House. This book was released on 2014-05-08 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the annual flood of published novels grows ever greater, it’s a hard a job to keep up, let alone sort the wheat from the chaff. Fortunately, literary sleuth and academic John Sutherland is on hand to do precisely that. In the course of over 500 wittily informative pieces he gives us his own very personal take on the most rewarding, most remarkable and, on occasion, most shamelessly enjoyable works of fiction ever written – the perfect reading list for the would-be literary expert. His taste is impressively eclectic. An appreciation of Apuleius’s The Golden Ass – arguably the first-ever novel – is followed by a consideration of Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger. The Handmaid’s Tale is followed by Hangover Square, Jane Eyre by Jaws. There are imposing Victorian novels, entertaining contemporary thrillers and everything in between, from dystopian works to romance. The flavour of each is brilliantly evoked and its relative merits or demerits assessed. At the same time, John Sutherland shows how the work fits into a broader context – whether that of the author’s life or of other books from the same genre or period. And he offers endless snippets of intriguing information: did you know, for example, that the Nazis banned Bambi or that William Faulkner wrote As I Lay Dying on an upturned wheelbarrow; that Voltaire completed Candide in three days, or that Anna Sewell was paid £20 for Black Beauty? Encyclopedic and entertaining by turns, this is a wonderful dip-in book, whose opinions will inform and on occasion, no doubt, infuriate. It is also effectively a history of the novel in 500 or so bite-sized pieces.


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Venus

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Publisher : Faber & Faber
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ISBN 10 : 9780571319343
Pages : 128 pages
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Download Venus in PDF Full Online Free by Hanif Kureishi and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2014-10-23 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With VENUS, Hanif Kureishi turns his piercing gaze onto the pains of old age. Maurice (Peter O'Toole) and Ian (Leslie Phillips) are veteran stage actors whose slow, inevitable decline is disrupted by the arrival in their lives of Ian's niece Jessie (Jodie Whittaker). While Jessie's housekeeping skills make for a bone of contention with Ian, Maurice finds himself attracted to her. Kureishi has crafted a disturbing, wry and profoundly moving swansong for his characters. Also included in this volume is an Introduction by Kureishi in which he describes the inspiration he drew from the Japanese master Tanizaki.


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The Facts on File Companion to the World Novel

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Publisher : Infobase Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781438108360
Pages : 957 pages
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Download The Facts on File Companion to the World Novel in PDF Full Online Free by Michael Sollars and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2008 with total page 957 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Facts On File Companion to the World Novel : 1900 to the Present is a new two-volume reference guide featuring more than 600 entries on the world’s greatest modern novels and novelists, including everything from acknowledg.


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Form and Function in the Diary Novel

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 10 : 0389208191
Pages : 228 pages
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Download Form and Function in the Diary Novel in PDF Full Online Free by Trevor Field and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 1989 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contents: Definitions: Basic Qualities, Border-line Cases, Formal Objections; History and Evolution; Mimetics: Editorial Functions, External Form, Dates and Days; Verisimilitude: Start to Finish, Likely Stories, Narra-tease?; Parody; The Character of the Diarist: Life Sentences, Daily Mirrors, Now and Then; Appendix A: Titles of diary novels studied in translation; Appendix B: English titles of French diary novels mentioned in the text; Notes; Bibliography; Index^R


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A Tanizaki Feast

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Publisher : U of M Center For Japanese Studies
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ISBN 10 : 9780472038381
Pages : 205 pages
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Download A Tanizaki Feast in PDF Full Online Free by Adriana Boscaro and published by U of M Center For Japanese Studies. This book was released on 2021-01-19 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume presents 18 eighteen essays, written by scholars from six countries, on Tanizaki Jun’ichiro (1886–1965), one of the great writers of the 20th century. The essays were originally prepared for a landmark international symposium in Venice in 1995, at which 22 speakers addressed an audience of about two hundred students and scholars in the Aula Magna of the University of Venice. Topics include Tanizaki’s fiction, plays, and film scenarios; his aesthetics; his place in Japanese intellectual history; his depiction of the West; his use of humor; and film adaptations of his works. In 1964 Tanizaki was elected to honorary membership in the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the first Japanese to be so honored; and it is widely believed that he was being considered for the Nobel Prize in Literature.


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Japanese Culture

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Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
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ISBN 10 : 0824821521
Pages : 404 pages
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Download Japanese Culture in PDF Full Online Free by Paul Varley and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 2000-03-01 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For nearly three decades Japanese Culture has garnered high praise as an accurate and well-written introduction to Japanese history and culture. This widely used undergraduate text is now available in a new edition. Thoroughly updated, the fourth edition includes expanded sections on numerous topics, among which are samurai values, Zen Buddhism, the tea ceremony, Confucianism in the Tokugawa period, the story of the forty-seven ronin, Mito scholarship in the early nineteenth century, and mass culture and comics in contemporary times.


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A History of Japanese Literature

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781136613685
Pages : 352 pages
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Download A History of Japanese Literature in PDF Full Online Free by Shuichi Kato and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-04-15 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new simplified edition translated by Don Sanderson. The original three-volume work, first published in 1979, has been revised specially as a single volume paperback which concentrates on the development of Japanese literature.


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The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction

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Publisher : Columbia University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780231518505
Pages : 498 pages
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Download The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction in PDF Full Online Free by M.A. Orthofer and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2016-04-19 with total page 498 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A user-friendly reference for English-language readers who are eager to explore contemporary fiction from around the world. Profiling hundreds of titles and authors from 1945 to today, with an emphasis on fiction published in the past two decades, this guide introduces the styles, trends, and genres of the world's literatures, from Scandinavian crime thrillers and cutting-edge Chinese works to Latin American narco-fiction and award-winning French novels. The book's critical selection of titles defines the arc of a country's literary development. Entries illuminate the fiction of individual nations, cultures, and peoples, while concise biographies sketch the careers of noteworthy authors. Compiled by M. A. Orthofer, an avid book reviewer and the founder of the literary review site the Complete Review, this reference is perfect for readers who wish to expand their reading choices and knowledge of contemporary world fiction. “A bird's-eye view of titles and authors from everywhere―a book overfull with reminders of why we love to read international fiction. Keep it close by.”—Robert Con Davis-Udiano, executive director, World Literature Today “M. A. Orthofer has done more to bring literature in translation to America than perhaps any other individual. [This book] will introduce more new worlds to you than any other book on the market.”—Tyler Cowen, George Mason University “A relaxed, riverine guide through the main currents of international writing, with sections for more than a hundred countries on six continents.”—Karan Mahajan, Page-Turner blog, The New Yorker


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The Moon in the Water

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Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
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ISBN 10 : 0824814762
Pages : 388 pages
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Download The Moon in the Water in PDF Full Online Free by Gwenn Boardman Petersen and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 1992-05-01 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Five Modern Japanese Novelists

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ISBN 10 : 9780231507493
Pages : 144 pages
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Download Five Modern Japanese Novelists in PDF Full Online Free by Donald Keene and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2005-06-22 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The New Yorker has called Donald Keene "America's preeminent scholar of Japanese literature." Now he presents a new book that serves as both a superb introduction to modern Japanese fiction and a memoir of his own lifelong love affair with Japanese literature and culture. Five Modern Japanese Novelistsprofiles five prominent writers whom Donald Keene knew personally: Tanizaki Jun'ichiro, Kawabata Yasunari, Mishima Yukio, Abe Kobo, and Shiba Ryotaro. Keene masterfully blends vignettes describing his personal encounters with these famous men with autobiographical observations and his trademark learned literary and cultural analysis. Keene opens with a confession: before arriving in Japan in 1953, despite having taught Japanese for several years at Cambridge, he knew the name of only one living Japanese writer: Tanizaki. Keene's training in classical Japanese literature and fluency in the language proved marvelous preparation, though, for the journey of literary discovery that began with that first trip to Japan, as he came into contact, sometimes quite fortuitously, with the genius of a generation. It is a journey that will fascinate experts and newcomers alike


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Reading Food in Modern Japanese Literature

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Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780824832858
Pages : 290 pages
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Download Reading Food in Modern Japanese Literature in PDF Full Online Free by Tomoko Aoyama and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 2008-09-30 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "gourmet boom" of the 1980s and 1990s concealed: the dangers of a market economy, environmental destruction, and continuing gender biases.


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Reading Against Culture

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Publisher : Cornell University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0801480353
Pages : 276 pages
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Download Reading Against Culture in PDF Full Online Free by David Pollack and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 1992 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: