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In Praise of Shadows - Tanizaki, Jun'ichiro

This is an enchanting essay on aesthetics by one of the greatest Japanese novelists. Tanizaki's eye ranges over architecture, jade, food, toilets, and combines an acute sense of the use of space in buildings, as well as perfect descriptions of lacquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure. The result is a classic ...

In Praise of Shadows 2001, Vintage, London

ISBN-13: 9780099283577

Mass-market paperback

In Praise of Shadows 1977, Leetes Island Books, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780918172020

Trade paperback