Publisher: Knopf, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1985
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Stated first edition. Free of any markings. Binding is tight. This is a nice copy. Bookseller Inventory # 004346
Synopsis: Junichiro Tanizaki?s Naomi is both a hilarious story of one man?s obsession and a brilliant reckoning of a nation?s cultural confusion.
When twenty-eight-year-old Joji first lays eyes upon the teenage waitress Naomi, he is instantly smitten by her exotic, almost Western appearance. Determined to transform her into the perfect wife and to whisk her away from the seamy underbelly of post-World War I Tokyo, Joji adopts and ultimately marries Naomi, paying for English and music lessons that promise to mold her into his ideal companion. But as she grows older, Joji discovers that Naomi is far from the naïve girl of his fantasies. And, in Tanizaki?s masterpiece of lurid obsession, passion quickly descends into comically helpless masochism.
Product Description: Naomi-a "moga," or modern girl-defies Japanese tradition in dress, etiquette, and morality in this satirical tale of obsessive love set in 1920s Tokyo. As narrated by her husband, Joji, the story of Naomi reveals the enthusiasm and confusion with which most urban Japanese contended with the irresistible attractions of Western culture.
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