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The Resource The Gourmet Club : a sextet, by Tanizaki Jun'ichirō ; translated by Anthony H. Chambers and Paul McCarthy, (electronic resource)

The Gourmet Club : a sextet, by Tanizaki Jun'ichirō ; translated by Anthony H. Chambers and Paul McCarthy, (electronic resource)

Label
The Gourmet Club : a sextet
Title
The Gourmet Club
Title remainder
a sextet
Statement of responsibility
by Tanizaki Jun'ichirō ; translated by Anthony H. Chambers and Paul McCarthy
Creator
Contributor
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"The decadent tales in this collection span 45 years in the extraordinary career of Japan's master storyteller, Tanizaki Jun'ichiro (1886-1965), the author of Naomi, A Cat, a Man, and Two Women, and The Makioka Sisters. Made accessible in English by the expertise of translators Anthony H. Chambers and Paul McCarthy, the stories in The Gourmet Club vividly explore an array of human passions. In "The Children," three mischievous friends play sadomasochistic games in a mysterious Western-style mansion. The sybaritic narrator of "The Secret" experiments with cross-dressing as he savors the delights of duplicity. "The Two Acolytes" evokes the conflicting attractions of spiritual fulfillment and worldly pleasure in medieval Kyoto. In the title story, the seductive tastes, aromas, and textures of outlandish Chinese dishes blend with those of the seductive hands that proffer them to blindfolded gourmets. In "Mr. Bluemound," Tanizaki, who wrote for a film studio in the early 1920s, considers the relationship between a flesh-and-blood actress and her image fixed on celluloid, which one memorably degenerate admirer is obsessed with. And, finally, "Manganese Dioxide Dreams" offers a tantalizing insight into the author's mind as he weaves together the musings of an old man very like Tanizaki himself-Chinese and Japanese cuisine, a French murder movie, Chinese history, and the contents of a toilet bowl. These beautifully translated stories will intrigue and entertain readers who are new to Tanizaki, as well as those who have already explored the bizarre world of his imagination"--
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1886-1965
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Tanizaki, Jun'ichirō
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1944-
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  • Chambers, Anthony H.
  • McCarthy, Paul
Series statement
Michigan monograph series in Japanese studies
Series volume
81
Label
The Gourmet Club : a sextet, by Tanizaki Jun'ichirō ; translated by Anthony H. Chambers and Paul McCarthy, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
The children -- The secret -- The two acolytes -- The Gourmet Club -- Mr. Bluemound -- Manganese dioxide dreams
Control code
ssj0001831022
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (177 pages)
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780472073351
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016046387
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001831022
Label
The Gourmet Club : a sextet, by Tanizaki Jun'ichirō ; translated by Anthony H. Chambers and Paul McCarthy, (electronic resource)
Publication
Contents
The children -- The secret -- The two acolytes -- The Gourmet Club -- Mr. Bluemound -- Manganese dioxide dreams
Control code
ssj0001831022
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (177 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780472073351
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016046387
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001831022

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