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Some prefer nettles

By: Tanizaki, Junichiro

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0099283379 / 9780099283379
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Reprint. This translation originally published: New York: Knopf, 1955; London: Secker & Warburg, 1956.

The marriage of Kaname and Misako is disintegrating: whilst seeking passion and fulfilment in the arms of others, they contemplate the humiliation of divorce.

Misako's father believes their relationship has been damaged by the influence of a new and alien culture, and so attempts to heal the breach by educating his son-in-law in the time-honoured Japanese traditions of aesthetic and sensual pleasure.

The result is an absorbing, chilling conflict between ancient and modern, young and old.


FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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