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The Secret History of the Lord of Musashi and Arrowroot - (Vintage International) (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 224

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Historical

Series Title: Vintage International

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Vintage

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: General

Author: Junichiro Tanizaki

Language: English

TCIN: 78481085
UPC: 9780375719318
Item Number (DPCI): 247-01-4753


"These fictions, subversive and self-referential, join the already dazzling canon of Tanizaki's work. They are masterpieces." --The Nation

"Japan's great modern novelist...[Tanizaki] created a lifelong series of ingenious variations on a dominant theme: the power of love to energize and destroy." --Chicago Tribune

"Junichiro Tanizaki may well prove to be the outstanding Japanese novelist of this century."--Edmund White, The New York Times Book Review

"Arrowroot is related with a delightful deftness, in the blunt easy tone of a born writer." --John Updike, The New Yorker

"With the publication of these two novellas one of the major lacunae in Tanizaki's English translation . . . has been filled. (And with great grace and elegance-the translation is first-rate.) Tanizaki, with his wonderful imagination, his complete artistry, his honesty . . . his classical aesthetic restraint, is one of the great Japanese writers of this century." --Donald Richie

"[A] master of death and eros. . . . The unthinkable is made breathtakingly real by Tanizaki's eye for detail, which can operate clinically . . . or like that of a primal shaman artist who knows how to turn an ordinary object into a fetish." --L.A. Weekly

"Tanizaki transforms the page into the ritual of Kabuki theater." --Newsday

"One of Japan's most prized novelists of this century." --The Wall Street Journal

"Tanizaki's spare and elegant prose draws us into a society at once familiar . . . and exotic. The disjunction, the remoteness are . . . entrancing." --New York Magazine

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