For next week’s class, please read Tanizaki Jun’ichiro’s novella, A Portrait of Shunkin (『春琴抄』). I’ve also uploaded Tanizaki’s famous. The latest addition to my website is Jun’ichiro Tanizaki’s 春琴抄 (The Story of Shunkin; later: A Portrait of Shunkin). This is another novella from. Shunkinsho: A Portrait of Shunkin. [Junichiro. TANIZAKI] on *FREE * shipping on qualifying offers.

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9. Tanizaki: A Portrait of Shunkin – Modern Japanese Literature and Film

This continues for some time, with Shunkin proving a hard teacher but Susake clearly has talent. The possibility that, rather than being the act of any of the potential culprits considered by the narrator, the crime is of Sasuke’s doing, though not raised explicitly, is not far beneath the surface.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Shunkin firmly rejects the idea, thinking of him only as a servant. Despite Shunkin’s resistance the two are drawn to each other closer and closer.

Shunkin suffers one more devastating tragedy when her porttait is burned with boiling water in her sleep by an assassin hired by a rejected suitor.


Jun’ichiro Tanizaki: 春琴抄 (The Story of Shunkin; later: A Portrait of Shunkin) – The Modern Novel

Product details Hardcover Publisher: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As the narrative is quick to point out, the work was apparently compiled at Sasuke’s behest, and Sasuke “undoubtedly supplied all the material and may well be regarded as the real author.

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. This article related to a Japanese film of the s is a stub. A similar element of uncertainty surrounds the other source on which the narrator relies heavily, a biography entitled The Life of Mozuya Shunkin. This site uses cookies. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Shunkib. This culminates in the incident in which Shunkin is deliberately disfigured by someone pouring boiling water over her face.

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Jun’ichiro Tanizaki: 春琴抄 (The Story of Shunkin; later: A Portrait of Shunkin)

Her beauty was a reason of the young woman pride and strength when dealing with her blindness and now even that was taken away from her.

Notify me of new comments via email. Immediately acclaimed by the majority of his critics as the embodiment of much that Tanizaki had long been propounding for his fiction, at first sight the work conforms to the author’s express desire to “reconstruct the psychology of a woman of Japan’s feudal past.