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Jun'ichirō Tanizaki (1886–1965)

Autor(a) de The Makioka Sisters

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About the Author

Inclui os nomes: Tanizaki, Tanizaki J, J. Tanizaki, Jow Tanizaki, 谷崎润一郎, Junich Tanizaki, 谷崎 潤一郎, 潤一郎 谷崎, 谷崎潤一郎,, 谷崎 潤一郎, Junikiro Tanizaki, Junchiro Tanizaki, Cuniciro Tanizaki, Cuniciro Tanizaki, Junichiro Tanizak, Juniciro Tanizaki, Junchiro Tanizaki, Tanizaki Junichiro, Junichiro Tanizaki, Junchirô Tanizaki, Yunichiro Tanizaki, Yunichiro Tanizaki, Junichiro Tanizaki, Junichero Tanizaki, Junichuro Tanizaki, Jumichiro Tanizaki, Junichiro Tanizaki, Junichoro Tanizaki, Junichiro Tanizaki, Junochiro Tanizaki, Junichiro Tanizaki, Junichiro Tanazaki, Junichiro Tanisaki, Junichiro Tanizaki, Juniciro Tanizachi, Cuniçiro Tanizaki, Tanizaki Junichirou, Junichirô Tanizaki, Juničiró Tanizaki, Junichirô Tanizaki, Jujnichiro Tanizaki, Junichiro Tanizachi, Juniichiro Tanizaki, Džuničiro Tanizaki, Jun ichirao Tanizaki, , Janichuro Tanizaki, Džuničiró Tanizaki, JunichirA´ Tanizaki, Junichiro e.a. Tanizaki, Junichirô Tanizaki, d Jun®ichir¯o Tanizaki, Juniçiro Tanizaki, Junichirˆo Tanizaki, Junichirô Tanizaki, Junichirõ Tanizaki, Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Jun’ichirō Tanizaki, Junʼichirō Tanizaki, Junʾichirō Tanizaki, Jun ơichir¿ Tanizaki, Tanizaki Junichiro Dzsunicsiro, Cuniciro Tanizaki Ilker Ozunlu, Jun'ichir¯o Tanizaki, Jun'ichirç Tanizaki, ג'ונאיצ'ירו טניזקי, Дзюнъитиро Танидзаки, ג'וניצ'ירו טניזק, Танидзаки Дзюнъитиро, 潤一郎 (Jun'ichirou) 谷崎 (Tanizaki)

Obras de Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

The Makioka Sisters (1943) 2,149 cópias
In Praise of Shadows (1933) 1,997 cópias
Some Prefer Nettles (1929) 1,052 cópias
Naomi (1924) 942 cópias
The Key (1956) 779 cópias
Seven Japanese Tales (1963) 633 cópias
Quicksand (1930) 515 cópias
Diary of a Mad Old Man (1965) 506 cópias
A Cat, a Man, and Two Women (1936) 376 cópias
Childhood Years: A Memoir (1988) 92 cópias
The Gourmet Club: A Sextet (2001) 91 cópias
The Reed Cutter (1932) 82 cópias
Devils in Daylight (2017) 80 cópias
The Maids (2017) 61 cópias
In Black and White (1928) 54 cópias
A Portrait of Shunkin (1933) 50 cópias
De tatoeëerder en andere verhalen (1980) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
Killing O-Tsuya (1915) 38 cópias
Deux amours cruelles (1960) 32 cópias
Longing and Other Stories (2022) 22 cópias
Le pied de fumiko (1998) 20 cópias
Morbose fantasie (1994) 20 cópias
Captain Shigemoto's Mother (1950) 17 cópias
Cuentos de amor (2013) 17 cópias
Sulla maestria (2010) 15 cópias
Il dramma stregato (1912) 14 cópias
The Key [1984 film] (2009) — Writer — 12 cópias
Tanizaki : Oeuvres, tome 2 (1998) 12 cópias
Il demone (1995) 12 cópias
Tanizaki : Oeuvres, tome 1 (1997) 11 cópias
Opere (2002) 10 cópias
刺青・秘密 (1969) 9 cópias
Avain. Kukin makunsa mukaan (1983) 9 cópias
Romans, nouvelles (2011) 8 cópias
細雪 (上) (新潮文庫) (1999) 8 cópias
Yoshino (1998) 8 cópias
El club dels sibarites (1919) 8 cópias
La morte d'oro (1914) 7 cópias
Nostalgia della madre (1917) 6 cópias
The Tattooer (1910) 6 cópias
小さな王国 (1987) 4 cópias
文章読本 (中公文庫) (1996) 4 cópias
細雪 中 (新潮文庫) (1955) 4 cópias
細雪 (下) (新潮文庫) (2011) 4 cópias
Gold und Silber (2003) 3 cópias
El amor de un idiota (2018) 3 cópias
La historia de un ciego (2016) 3 cópias
乱菊物語 3 cópias
A Blind Man's Tale (1931) 3 cópias
蓼喰う虫 2 cópias
Le secret et autres textes (2013) 2 cópias
Terror (1913) 2 cópias
The Two Acolytes 2 cópias
La gatta 2 cópias
細雪 下 2 cópias
Hyllest til halvmørket (2020) 2 cópias
Racconti del crimine: 1 (2019) 2 cópias
The Bridge of Dreams (1959) 2 cópias
細雪 上 2 cópias
Noir sur blanc (2020) 2 cópias
細雪 中 2 cópias
Musaşi Lordu'nun Gizli Yaşamı (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
Шут 1 exemplar(es)
Aguri (1922) 1 exemplar(es)
The Thief (1921) 1 exemplar(es)
Ca Tụng Bóng Tối 1 exemplar(es)
Neve sottile: romanzo 1 exemplar(es)
阴翳礼赞 1 exemplar(es)
مديح الظل 1 exemplar(es)
I piedi di Fumiko: Ave Maria (1919) 1 exemplar(es)
Liebe und Sinnlichkeit (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Der Schlüssel. Marginalien (1961) 1 exemplar(es)
Arrowroot (1931) 1 exemplar(es)
Yume No Ukihashi 1 exemplar(es)
cuentos crueles 1 exemplar(es)
Hada dora yathuru 1 exemplar(es)
Storie di Yokohama: tre racconti (1922) 1 exemplar(es)
武州公秘話 (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
乱菊物語 (中公文庫) (1995) 1 exemplar(es)
痴人の愛 1 exemplar(es)
Perché io l'amo... 1 exemplar(es)
Yukiko (Chinese Edition) (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
Memoir of forgetting the capital (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
جسر الأحلام 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Art of the Personal Essay (1994) — Contribuinte — 1,368 cópias
Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature (1983) — Contribuinte — 499 cópias
The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories (2018) — Contribuinte — 349 cópias
The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories (1997) — Contribuinte — 226 cópias
Modern Japanese Stories: An Anthology (1962) — Contribuinte — 161 cópias
Wolf's Complete Book of Terror (1979) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
Tales of the Tattooed: An Anthology of Ink (2019) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Murder in Japan: Japanese Stories of Crime and Detection (1987) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Modanizumu: Modernist Fiction from Japan, 1913-1938 (2008) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum



Any book of stories that begins with a story about sadism and masochism among children is likely to have more than a few surprises in store—and so it is with this collection. You may love it, you may hate it, but odds are you won’t be indifferent to these stories, all of which are—in one way or another—about power and its uses. Other stories focus on cross-dressing, food as pornography, a fetishistic obsession with a (very specific) human body, and a last, impossible-to-summarize story that ends in the toilet bowl (literally). There is one story that doesn’t fit this nearly phantasmagorical grouping: a straightforward story about two young Buddhist acolytes who do not know (for almost believable reasons) what a woman is or looks like. One leaves the monastery to investigate and never returns; the other is eventually forced to choose between joining his friend or remaining at the monastery…. Recommended for the, uh, curious.… (mais)
Gypsy_Boy | outras 3 resenhas | Feb 16, 2024 |
I’m a sucker for rambling essays on obscure topics, so when I saw this book I knew I would like it. There’s something really appealing about “hanging out” with a gifted thinker while they flit from thought to thought, alighting on whatever catches their curiosity.
That’s what we have here in Tanizaki’s book. If you are reading this book for the right reasons, you’re here for the digressions, my favorite of which must be his breakdown of what makes a traditional Japanese bathroom superior to the Western style of sparking porcelain and white tile. Most striking was his quote of Soseki: “elegance is frigid” as support of why the bathroom should be cold and open to the outside- this in contrast to the warm dampness of the Western toilet. While not having given the issue much thought before, I must say I now see the toilets I’ve used my whole life for their over-lit, humid flaws.
As someone who has always considered himself a fan of Japanese aesthetics (despite what little I know) this book showed me that maybe I still have my western biases. Tanizaki’s descriptions of gloomy, paper walled rooms still dark at midday was not so appealing to me who values windows and sun, but I thought it an astute observation that “beauty necessarily must arise from the conditions of real life”. The Japanese people of yore had no better way of constructing their houses, so they had to adjust their design and aesthetics to suit the limitations of their everyday life.
… (mais)
hdeanfreemanjr | outras 51 resenhas | Jan 29, 2024 |
“The ancients waited for cherry blossoms, grieved when they were gone, and lamented their passing in countless poems. How very ordinary the poems had seemed to Sachiko when she read them as a girl, but now she knew, as well as one could know, that grieving over fallen cherry blossoms was more than a fad or convention.”

The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki revolves around the once aristocratic and wealthy Makioka family, namely the sisters Tsuruko, Sachiko, Yukiko, Taeko (fondly referred to as “Koi-san” as per custom, meaning “small daughter”), who despite having lost most of their wealth over time, strive to maintain a way of life and uphold the traditional customs of an era slowly fading into history. The novel spans the period between the autumn of 1936 to April 1941. It is a slow-paced and detail-oriented depiction of life in Japanese polite society in the years leading up to WW2. The narrative alludes to historically significant events occurring in that period such as the “China Incident” namely the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Kobe flood of 1938, and the references to the tensions in Europe.
“Meanwhile the world was shaken by new developments in Europe. In May came the German invasion of the Low Countries and the tragedy of Dunkirk, and in June, upon the French surrender, an armistice was signed at Compiègne.”

The eldest Makioka sister, Tsuruko is married to Tatsuo, who works in a bank and after her father’s demise is the head of the family as per Japanese custom. He has also taken the Makioka name. They constitute the “main house” in Osaka and are traditionally regarded as the head of the family who yields authority over the other branches. Sachiko, the second eldest sister is married to Teinosuke, an accountant who has also taken the Makioka name. Together they maintain the Ashiya house on the outskirts of Osaka. Most of the story is described from Sachiko’s perspective. Though tradition dictates that the unmarried sisters live in the “main house”, both Yukiko and Taeko prefer to live with Sachiko’s family in Ashiya, where they are welcome though this is a matter that leads to some tense interactions between Sachiko and her older sister. As per custom, Taeko cannot marry before her elder sister Yukiko who is pushing thirty at the beginning of the novel . Yukiko is yet to find a husband mostly on account of the Makiokas rejecting multiple proposals because the prospective grooms' families were not found suitable in stature, a condition that they are forced to relax in the subsequent years as the proposals for Yukiko’s hand in marriage dwindle over time. The focal point of this novel is the search for a suitable groom for Yukiko - a match that meets the Makioka’s standards, the selection, the meetings, in-depth background investigations and familial consent of the main house.

The author paints a vivid picture of the customs, beliefs, traditions, gender roles as well as the temperament, vanity and class consciousness that was representative of that era. The characterizations of the sisters is superb. The two older sisters, married and settled remain stuck in tradition and prioritize their family standing and all its glory which has long since dimmed considerably. As the story progresses we see a moment when Yukiko is rejected by a suitor that it dawns on Sachiko that their fortunes have truly changed with the realization that they would have to change with the times.
“Never before had the Makiokas been so humbled. Always they had felt that the advantage was with them, that the other side was courting their favor—always it had been their role to judge the man and find him lacking. This time their position had been weak from the start. For the first time they were branded the losers.”

Yukiko, whose marriage (or rather search for a groom) is the focal point of the novel is a graceful quiet, obedient sister whose presence is felt but whose voice is either unheard or drowned out by those of her more vocal sisters. She is also bound by tradition, trusting her elder sisters and brothers-in-law with the responsibility of finding a suitable match and sits through a miai (a formal meeting between a prospective bride and groom) several times. However, despite her fine manners and quiet nature she can convey much through her “tepid” responses and often surprising non-cooperation in interacting with her prospective grooms. Takeo, the youngest who has never experienced the full fame and wealth of the family, is more willful than the other sisters. She has a mind of her own and does not hesitate to do as she pleases and is often the cause of much embarrassment and concern for her older sisters. One incident that is referred to a few times in the narrative is the “newspaper incident” - when the local newspapers carried the story of her elopement with her beau, Okubata but got her name mixed up with Yukiko’s (which was later clarified). The family assumes this to be another reason for which Yukiko’s proposals are fewer than expected. Taeko is ambitious and industrious and attempts to carve a profession for herself - be it earning a living doll making or training as a seamstress , while juggling her romantic relationships. She embodies a modern spirit that is in stark contrast with the mindset of her more traditional sisters and is representative of the changing times and the shift in societal norms and strictures.

Junichiro Tanizaki’s The Makioka Sisters is a beautiful novel, meant to be read slowly. Vivid imagery and fluid narrative make this an easy if quiet read. Though it might seem tedious for many readers, I enjoyed the detailed depictions of the contrasting personalities, the beautiful descriptions of the different places, the cherry blossoms and dragonflies,Japanese culture and customs and the relationship between the sisters. This is a novel I had been meaning to read for a long time and I am glad I finally picked it up.
… (mais)
srms.reads | outras 41 resenhas | Sep 4, 2023 |
¿Existe el crimen perfecto? ¿Es posible cometer un asesinato y quedar impune? ¿Puede la mente humana permanecer ajena al arrepentimiento? Mizuno, un escritor arrogante, mujeriego e indolente, cree que sí, y lo ha plasmado en su última novela, salvo por un pequeño detalle: ha cometido un error al escribir el nombre de la víctima. Esta errata sin importancia se convertirá en obsesión cuando los hechos narrados en la obra comiencen materializarse en la vida real. ¿Alguien le está tendiendo una trampa? Consciente de que las sospechas de un asesinato podrían apuntar hacia él, Mizuno se embarca la búsqueda desesperada de una coartada sólida con la que probar su inocencia.

Tanizaki vuelve a demostrar su talento narrativo en esta obra sorprendente en la que juega de manera magistral con los límites entre la realidad y la literatura para ofrecer una reflexión irónica y sagaz acerca del oficio de escritor.
… (mais)
bibliotecayamaguchi | outras 3 resenhas | Aug 18, 2023 |



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