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Tanizaki, Junichiro : The Maids

The Maids, Tanizaki's final novel, sparkles like a jewel. Over the years-before, during, and after WWII-many women work in the pampered, elegant household of the famous author Chikura Raikichi, his wife, and her younger sister. Though the family's quite well-to-do, the house is small; the proximity of the maids helps perhaps to explain Raikichi's extremely close, and somewhat eroticized, observation of all their little ways. In the sensualist patrician Raikichi, Tanizaki offers a richly ironic self-portrait, but he presents as well an exquisitely nuanced chronicle of change and loss: centuries' old values and manners are vanishing, and here-in the evanescent beauty of all the small gestures and intricacies of private life-we find a whole world passing away.


Autor Tanizaki, Junichiro / Cronin, Michael P. (Übers.)
Verlag W. W. Norton & Company
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2019
Seitenangabe 176 S.
Meldetext Lieferbar in ca. 10-20 Arbeitstagen
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H20.2 cm x B13.8 cm x D1.7 cm 213 g

The Maids, Tanizaki's final novel, sparkles like a jewel. Over the years-before, during, and after WWII-many women work in the pampered, elegant household of the famous author Chikura Raikichi, his wife, and her younger sister. Though the family's quite well-to-do, the house is small; the proximity of the maids helps perhaps to explain Raikichi's extremely close, and somewhat eroticized, observation of all their little ways. In the sensualist patrician Raikichi, Tanizaki offers a richly ironic self-portrait, but he presents as well an exquisitely nuanced chronicle of change and loss: centuries' old values and manners are vanishing, and here-in the evanescent beauty of all the small gestures and intricacies of private life-we find a whole world passing away.


Fr. 20.50
Verfügbarkeit: Am Lager
ISBN: 978-0-8112-2874-9
Verfügbarkeit: Lieferbar in ca. 10-20 Arbeitstagen

Über den Autor Tanizaki, Junichiro

Author of The Makioka Sisters, In Praise of Shadows, and A Cat, a Man, and Two Women, Junichiro Tanizaki (1886-1965) is arguably the greatest Japanese writer of the twentieth century.

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