本文へスキップ
Home
 
         


QUICKSAND

[New]
QUICKSAND

まんじ

Junichiro Tanizaki

谷崎たにざき 潤一郎じゅんいちろう  [1886 - 1965]

Amazon
     Apple iBooks

$0.99


園子そのこ は

光子みつこ という わかい 女性じょせい が

き に なる

   わかい:young   女性じょせい:woman   き:love


The story is narrated by Sonoko Kakiuchi, a young woman from Osaka. At the start of the novel she lives comfortably with her husband Kotaro, and attends art classes at a local women's school. Rumors spread around the school that Sonoko is having a lesbian affair with another student, the beautiful young Mitsuko. Sonoko finds herself drawn to Mitsuko, though she barely knows her, and she proceeds to forge a friendship with her. Soon, she invites Mitsuko to her house to pose nude for her figure drawing. Mitsuko agrees, but insists on covering herself with a sheet. The sexual tension comes to a head when Sonoko rips the sheet away, thus sealing her infatuation. The two begin a fiery affair.




Junichiro Tanizaki

Junichiro Tanizaki (1886 - 1965) was one of the major writers of modern Japanese literature, and perhaps the most popular Japanese novelist after Natsume Soseki. Some of his works present a shocking world of sexuality and destructive erotic obsessions. Others, less sensational, subtly portray the dynamics of family life in the context of the rapid changes in 20th-century Japanese society. Frequently his stories are narrated in the context of a search for cultural identity in which constructions of "the West" and "Japanese tradition" are juxtaposed.
He was one of six authors on the final shortlist for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1964, the year before his death. (Tanizaki Junichiro)

     Home