Seven Japanese Talesby Junichiro Tanizaki, Howard Hibbett (Translator)
Junichiro Tanizaki’s Seven Japanese Tales collects stories that explore the boundary at which love becomes self-annihilation, where the contemplation of beauty gives way to fetishism, and where tradition becomes an instrument of voluptuous cruelty.
A beautiful blind musician exacts the ultimate sacrifice from the man who is both her/i>
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I had an American Lit professor recommend this one to me. Once I got it, I couldn't put it down. All the stories are different and unique, but they all flow together and create a hauntingly beautiful complete image.
One of the best short story collections ever. Beautiful, mysterious and vivid, these stories transcend time.