Jun'ichiro Tanizaki The Key (Flamingo)

ISBN 13: 9780006541479

The Key (Flamingo)

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Scintillating, elegant, darkly comic, The Key is the story of a dying marriage, told in the form of parallel diaries. After nearly thirty years of marriage, a dried-up, middle-aged professor frenziedly strives for new heights of carnal pleasure with his repressed, dissatisfied wife, resorting to stimulants galore for her: brandy, a handsome young lover. During the day, they record their adventures of the previous night. When they begin to suspect each other of peeping into their respective diaries, it becomes unclear whether each spouse's confessions might not be intended for the other's eyes.

Translated from the Japanese by Howard Hibbett.

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"At once sensational and serious...the translation by Howard Hibbett beautifully captures the male-female interplay of the two diaries." -- The New York Times Book Review

"That [The Key] is a work of art can never be in doubt. Tanizaki's style in this novel has been compared...to that of Andre Gide, and Howard Hibbett's translation bears an appropriate resemblance to ...Gide in English." -- New Statesman

About the Author:

Junichiro Tanizaki was born in Tokyo in 1886 and lived there until the earthquake of 1923, when he moved to the Kyoto-Osaka region, the scene of his novel The Makioka Sisters (1943-48). Among his works are Naomi (1924), Some Prefer Nettles (1928), Quicksand (1930), Arrowroot (1931), A Portrait of Shunkin (1933), The Secret History of the Lord of Musashi (1935), modern versions of The Tale of Genji (1941, 1954, and 1965), Captain Shigemoto's Mother (1949), The Key (1956), and Diary of a Mad Old Man (1961). By 1930 he had gained such renown that an edition of his complete works was published, and he was awarded Japan's Imperial Prize in Literature in 1949. Tanizaki died in 1965.

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