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Sirens Lament

Tanizaki Jun ichiro



Price: $24.99
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781782278092
Published: September 2023

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The sage Confucius travels to a kingdom ruled by a struggling duke, whose pursuit of virtue is threatened by his consort's desire for pleasure. A naive servant elopes with his master's daughter, only to be plunged headlong into a world of murder and corruption. Exhausted by a lifestyle of never-ending debauchery, a young prince finds himself in possession of a dazzling, beguiling mermaid.

These three short stories, in a gorgeous new translation by Bryan Karetnyk, distil the essence of Jun'ichiro Tanizaki's shorter fiction: the co-mingling of Japanese and Chinese mythologies, the chillingly dark side of desire and the paper-thin line between the sublime and the depraved.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781782278092
Published: September 2023

Number of pages: 192
Width: 120 mm
Height: 165 mm
Depth: not specified

Publisher: Pushkin Press

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