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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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  1. Half Title Page
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  1. Series Page
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Preface
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  1. The Colors of Shadows
  2. Maria Teresa Orsi
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  1. The West as Other
  2. Paul McCarthy
  3. pp. 15-20
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  1. Prefacing "Sorrows of a Heretic"
  2. Ken K. Ito
  3. pp. 21-32
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  1. The Maternal Landscape of "Longing for Mother"
  2. A. V. Liman
  3. pp. 33-40
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  1. Eroticism, Grotesquerie, and Nonsense in Taishō Japan: Tanizaki's Response to Modern and Contemporary Culture
  2. Suzuki Sadami
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  1. The Plays of Tanizaki
  2. Donald Keene
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  1. Tanizaki and the Shinkabuki
  2. Jean-Jacques Tschudin
  3. pp. 65-74
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  1. The Literary Link: Tanizaki and the Pure Film Movement
  2. Joanne R. Bernardi
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  1. The Double Face of Writing
  2. Anne Bayard-Sakai
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  1. Tanizaki's Art of Storytelling
  2. Irmela Hijiya-Kirschnereit
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  1. The Function of Source References in Arrowroot
  2. Jacqueline Pigeot
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  1. Presentiments
  2. Kōno Taeko
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  1. The Makioka Sisters as an Emaki
  2. Chiba Shunji
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  1. The Makioka Sisters as a Political Novel
  2. Anthony Hood Chambers
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  1. Illness, Disease, and Medicine in Three Novels by Tanizaki
  2. William Johnston
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  1. In Pursuit of the Prints of Those Feet
  2. Adriana Boscaro
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  1. Comic Mischief
  2. Howard Hibbett
  3. pp. 157-162
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  1. The Film Adaptations
  2. Donald Richie
  3. pp. 163-170
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  1. Chronology of Tanizaki Jun'ichirō
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  1. Contributors
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  1. Index
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ISBN
9780472902163
Related ISBN(s)
9780472038381, 9780472128167, 9780939512904
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OCLC
1184511898
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2020-09-09
Language
English
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