Author

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Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

Japanese author

1886   -   1965

country of citizenship: Japan
native language: Japanese
language of expression: Japanese
educated at: University of Tokyo
occupation: writer, novelist, screenwriter, author
award received: Order of Culture, Person of Cultural Merit, Asahi Prize

Jun'ichirō Tanizaki (谷崎 潤一郎, Tanizaki Jun'ichirō, 24 July 1886 – 30 July 1965) was one of the major writers of modern Japanese literature, and perhaps the most popular Japanese novelist after Natsume Sōseki. 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.
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works

20

The Key

novel by Junichiro Tanizaki

author: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

1956

The Makioka Sisters

novel by Junichiro Tanizaki

author: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

1948

A Cat, A Man, and Two Women

1936 novel written by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

author: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

1936

The Tattooer

short story by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

author: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

1910 or 1911

瘋癲老人日記

book by Junichiro Tanizaki

author: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

1961 or 1962

I canneti

book by Junichiro Tanizaki

author: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

1932

Vita segreta del signore di Bushu

book by Junichiro Tanizaki

author: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

1935

Naomi

novel by Junichiro Tanizaki

author: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

1947 or 1925

Quicksand

novel by Junichiro Tanizaki

author: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

1931

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