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Key & Diary Of A Mad Old Man : Vintage International - Junichiro Tanizaki

Key & Diary Of A Mad Old Man

Vintage International

Paperback Published: 1st September 2004
ISBN: 9781400079001
Number Of Pages: 368

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These two modern classics by the great Japanese novelist Junichiro Tanizaki, both utilize the diary form to explore the authority that love and sex have over all.

In The Key, a middle-aged professor plies his wife of thirty years with any number of stimulants, from brandy to a handsome young lover, in order to reach new heights of pleasure. Their alternating diaries record their separate adventures, but whether for themselves or each other becomes the question. Diary of a Mad Old Man records, with alternating humor and sadness, seventy-seven-year-old Utsugi’s discovery that even his stroke-ravaged body still contains a raging libido, especially in the unwitting presence of his chic, mysterious daughter-in-law.

Industry Reviews

"Japan's great modern novelist . Tanizaki created a lifelong series of ingenious variations on a diominan theme: the power of love to energize and destroy." --Chicago Tribune

"The Key is a story about sex and marriage that is as explicit as any novel on the theme since Lady Chatterly's Lover." --Time

"The diarist Utsugi is an absolutely convincing creation funny and ultimately appealing." --The Atlantic

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Diary of a mad old manp. 159
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ISBN: 9781400079001
ISBN-10: 1400079004
Series: Vintage International
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.5  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1

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