In Black and White PREORDER

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Product code: 00343

ISBN: 978-617-664-296-1

Publish year: 2024

Genre: Fiction literature

Age categories: Adult

Cover: Hardcover

Amount: 240 pages

Size: 20×13 см

In Black and White
Jun’ichirō Tanizaki

Translated from Japanese by Ihor Dubinskyi
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Book release 31.07.2024

Jun’ichirō Tanizaki’s novel In Black and White was published in 1928. The protagonist Mizuno, a writer, is selfish, immoral, and lazy, but for his talent, he is forgiven for his debts, late manuscripts, lies, and even a complete lack of compassion for people. The novel does not have a clear plot and leaves some mysteries unsolved, but it provides an extremely interesting insight into the psychology of a creative person, revealing what writers write and why. The novel contains elements of satire on the literary community, a parody of egofiction, which was fashionable in Japan at the time, and an echo of the author’s literary polemics with his personal friend and bitter literary rival, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa.

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Jun'ichirō Tanizaki (1886–1965) is one of the “Big Three” writers of the 20th century in Japan (the other two are Yasunari Kawabata and Yukio Mishima) and one of the few most famous Japanese authors in the world. More details
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