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Quicksand By Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

Quicksand
by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

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Sonoko Kakiuchi is a cultured Osaka lady, unfortunately widowed young. it is a tale of infatuation and deceit, of eliberate evil. Its theme is humiliation, its victim Sonoko's mild-mannered husband. At is centre - seductive, manipulating, enslaving - is one of Tanizaki's most extraordinary characters, the beautiful and corrupt art student Mitsuko.
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Quicksand by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

Sonoko Kakiuchi is a cultured Osaka lady, unfortunately widowed young. But her story is unsettlingly at odds with her image. it is a tale of infatuation and deceit, of eliberate evil. Its theme is humiliation, its victim Sonoko's mild-mannered husband. At is centre - seductive, manipulating, enslaving - is one of Tanizaki's most extraordinary characters, the beautiful and corrupt art student Mitsuko.

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Quicksand Reviews


"A riveting tale of malevolent corruption fatally masked by a terrible and deceptive beauty: fatal attraction in a 1920s Japanese setting" * Kirkus Reviews *
"Quicksand reads like a mixture of James Cain and Vladimir Nabokov and teases us with forbidden pleasures" * Washington Times *
"A harrowing black comedy of love and death" * Chicago Tribune *
"Beautifully and mysteriously contrived" * Newsday *
"Quicksand reads like a mixture of James Cain and Vladimir Nabokov [and] teases us with forbidden pleasures" * Washington Times *

About Jun'ichiro Tanizaki


Junichiro Tanizaki was one of Japan's greatest twentienth century novelists. Born in 1886 in Tokyo, his first published work - a one-act play - appeared in 1910 in a literary magazine he helped to found. Tanizaki lived in the cosmopolitan Tokyo area until the earthquake of 1923, when he moved to the Kyoto-Osaka region and became absorbed in Japan's past. All his most important works were written after 1923, among them Some Prefer Nettles (1929), The Secret History of the Lord of Musashi (1935), several modern versions of The Tale of Genji (1941, 1954 and 1965), The Makioka Sisters, The Key (1956) and Diary of a Mad Old Man (1961). He was awarded an Imperial Award for Cultural Merit in 1949 and in 1965 he was elected an honorary member of the American Academy and the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the first Japanese writer to receive this honour. Tanizaki died later that same year.

Additional information

GOR001178207
Quicksand by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1994-11-17
240
0099485613
9780099485612
N/A
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