In Praise of Shadows

In Praise of Shadows


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An essay on aesthetics by the Japanese novelist, this book explores architecture, jade, food, and even toilets, combiningan acute sense of the use of space in buildings. The book also includes descriptions of laquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure."

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 134.62 x 210.82 x 5.08mm | 181.44g
  • Leete's Island Books,U.S.
  • Bramford, CTUnited States
  • English
  • 0918172020
  • 9780918172020
  • 12,000

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Tanizaki captures in an amusing, flowing commentary on beauty, architecture, drama, food, feminine beauty, and many other aspects of Japanese life the uneasy mixing of two clashing esthetic traditions. Edwin O. Reischauer, Harvard University"

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About Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

Junichiro Tanizaki was a major writer of modern Japanese literature who wrote numerous books, including "The Makioka Sisters "and "Naomi: A Novel."

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