Junichiro Tanizaki

The Maids

Fiction by Junichiro Tanizaki

Translated from the Japanese by Michael P. Cronin

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Devils in Daylight

Fiction by Junichiro Tanizaki

Translated from the Japanese by J. Keith Vincent

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A Cat, A Man, and Two Women

Fiction by Junichiro Tanizaki

Translated from the Japanese by Paul McCarthy

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What unfolds is a murder mystery that is an homage to the classic American writer Edgar Allen Poe, and a meditation on the art of fiction. The author, Junichiro Tanizaki, was arguably Japan’s greatest twentieth-century novelist.

Caravan

Tanizaki laminates a murder mystery and psychological study onto a rumination about the nature of fiction itself.

Kirkus Reviews

Skillfully and subtly, Tanizaki brushes in a delicate picture of a gentle world that no longer exists.

San Francisco Chronicle

Tanizaki is a very brilliant novelist.

—Haruki Murakami

Tanizaki is one of my favorites. His books are about love and very often perverse aspects of love.

—Henry Miller

Tanizaki was a great writer. He understood the fetish-making fecundity of love, and the satisfactions it offers even while giving pain, and its perverse, inverse accountings.

—John Updike

The outstanding Japanese novelist of this century.

—Edmund White
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