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Some Prefer Nettles - Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Edward G. Seidensticker
Some Prefer Nettles
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Junichiro Tanizaki’s Some Prefer Nettles is an exquisitely nuanced exploration of the allure of ancient Japanese tradition—and the profound disquiet that accompanied its passing.   It is the 1920s in Tokyo, and Kaname and his wife Misako are trapped in a parody of a progressive Western marriage.... show more
Junichiro Tanizaki’s Some Prefer Nettles is an exquisitely nuanced exploration of the allure of ancient Japanese tradition—and the profound disquiet that accompanied its passing.   It is the 1920s in Tokyo, and Kaname and his wife Misako are trapped in a parody of a progressive Western marriage. No longer attracted to one another, they have long since stopped sleeping together and Kaname has sanctioned his wife’s liaisons with another man. But at the heart of their arrangement lies a sadness that impels Kaname to take refuge in the past, in the serene rituals of the classical puppet theater—and in a growing fixation with his father-in-law’s mistress. Some Prefer Nettles is an ethereally suggestive, psychologically complex exploration of the crisis every culture faces as it hurtles headfirst into modernity.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679752691 (0679752692)
ASIN: 679752692
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 202
Edition language: English
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Edward
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3.0 Some Prefer Nettles
Introduction--Some Prefer Nettles
Tina Sandevska
Tina Sandevska rated it
I'm trying to distance myself from the cultural and time differences I experienced and still, as much as try to, I cannot really say I liked the book. Some Prefer Nettles is not at all a badly written book, but unfortunately there was nothing in the story or characters I could relate to.Tanizaki tel...
The Holy Terror
The Holy Terror rated it
This book wasn't bad but I didn't enjoy it. It's well-written and not boring or anything but I didn't like either the subject matter or the characters. There wasn't a single person I could relate to or that I remotely enjoyed reading about. This does make me want to try another book by Tanizaki thou...
The Holy Terror
The Holy Terror rated it
This book wasn't bad but I didn't enjoy it. It's well-written and not boring or anything but I didn't like either the subject matter or the characters. There wasn't a single person I could relate to or that I remotely enjoyed reading about. This does make me want to try another book by Tanizaki thou...
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