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The Makioka sisters

Author: 谷崎潤一郎, 1886-1965, author. ; Jun'ichirō Tanizaki; Edward Seidensticker
Publisher: New York : Alferd A. Knopf, 1957.
Series: Borzoi book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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Four daughters of an old merchant family unknowingly face the end of a gentler way of life in Osaka, Japan in 1938.
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Genre/Form: Novels
Fiction
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tanizaki, Junʼichirō, 1886-1965.
Makioka sisters.
New York, A.A. Knopf, 1957
(OCoLC)580211089
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: 谷崎潤一郎, 1886-1965, author. ; Jun'ichirō Tanizaki; Edward Seidensticker
ISBN: 9780679761648 0679761640 0399505202 9780399505201
OCLC Number: 324830
Description: 530 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Borzoi book.
Other Titles: Sasameyuki.
Responsibility: Junichirō Tanizaki ; translated from the Japanese by Edward G. Seidensticker.

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Four daughters of an old merchant family unknowingly face the end of a gentler way of life in Osaka, Japan in 1938.

"Junichirō Tanizaki's magisterial evocation of a proud Osaka family in decline during the years immediately before World War II is arguably the greatest Japanese novel of the twentieth century and a classic of international literature. Tsuruko, the eldest sister of the once-wealthy Makioka family, clings obstinately to the prestige of her family name even as her husband prepares to move their household to Tokyo, where that name means nothing. Sachiko compromises valiantly to secure the future of her younger sisters. The shy, unmarried Yukiko is a hostage to her family's exacting standards, while the spirited Taeko rebels by flinging herself into scandalous romantic alliances and dreaming of studying fashion design in France. Filled with vignettes of a vanishing way of life, The Makioka Sisters is a poignant yet unsparing portrait of a family--and an entire society--sliding into the abyss of modernity. It possesses in abundance the keen social insight and unabashed sensuality that distinguish Tanizaki as a master novelist."--Publisher's description.

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