In Praise of Shadows
In Praise of Shadows
Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

Recommended by Tân, City Lights Books

An essay on aesthetics by the Japanese novelist, this book explores architecture, jade, food, and even toilets, combining an acute sense of the use of space in buildings. The book also includes descriptions of laquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure.

"This eloquent, though sometimes perverse, essay on the Japanese sense of beauty by one of the most articulate of modern japanese novelists is something everyone interested in Japan should read." —Edward McClellan, Yale University

Title In Praise of Shadows
Author Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
Publisher Leete's Island Books
Title First Published 01 December 1977
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 56 p.
ISBN-10 0918172020
ISBN-13 9780918172020
Publication Date 01 December 1977
Main content page count 56
Weight 16 oz.

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