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A Week in Literary History

July 24th, 2002

Japanese novelist Jun’ichiro Tanizaki (The Makioka Sisters, 1943-48) is born in Tokyo, 1886.

Jun’ichiro Tanizaki, b. July 24, 1886, d. 1965

A major writer in modern Japanese literature, and one of the most popular, Tanizaki wrote books ranging from a shocking world of sexuality and eroticism to less sensational portraits of family life in the changing society of twentieth-century Japan. His masterpiece, published between 1943 and 1948, was called A Light Snowfall, released in English as The Makioka Sisters. From after WWII until his death in 1965 he was considered, by the Japanese, as their finest contemporary author.

Suggested Reading Fiction The Tattooer, 1910. Naomi, 1924-25. Quicksand, 1928-29. Some Prefer Nettles, 1928-29. The Makioka Sisters, 1943-48.

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