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

A suspenseful early novella about obsession, voyeurism, and Tokyo’s seedy criminal underworld

Devils in Daylight

Fiction by Junichiro Tanizaki

Translated from the Japanese by J. Keith Vincent

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Clothbound (published April 25, 2017)

ISBN
9780811224918
Price US
17.95
Price CN
23.95
Trim Size
5 x 8
Page Count
96

Junichiro Tanizaki

Japanese writer

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

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