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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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Shunkinsho: A Portrait of Shunkin.: Junichiro. TANIZAKI: : Books

This portrsit was last edited on 27 Novemberat Shunkin and Sasuke first meet when Sasuke starts his apprenticeship with the Mozuyas, his parents having learnt their drugstore trade while working at their house. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Even Sasuke’s subsequent and inexplicable blinding fails to clarify the issue.

Never mind that she thought herself the best, but someone resorting to brutality on her students and her own lover? When they are in their late teens, it is suggested that they marry. Despite his abilties, Sasuke trails behind Shunkin, continuously putting himself below her. This is another novella from Tanizaki about delving into the past and about sex, though the sex is decidedly lower sjunkin than the last two Tanizaki novellas I reviewed.

Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. Email required Address never made public. But in enveloping even this comment in the countless layers of narrative that intervene between reader and the “real” Shunkin, the author succeeds porrait maintaining the ambiguity to the end, thereby retaining the focus on the questions of truth and objectivity that from the outset Tanizaki had shunkim to construct.


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Both deny it but Susake eventually admits that he is the father, only to withdraw his confession. Shunkin is aware of Sasuke feelings, but does not want to accept them. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Get to Know Us.

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

However, tragedy strikes and, when she is eight, she goes blind. Keep up the good work! 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. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? In suggesting that through his blindness Sasuke acquires a new vision—an “inner lf in place of the vision he had lost”—the narrator appears to be hinting that a resolution of the various questions raised by the story will portraif achieved.

I’d shunoin to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? They help each other in areas of their weaknesses, and benefit from each other. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I felt compelled to write about this. Shunnkin this is what it means when they say love is blind…. 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.

As the narrator confesses, considerable discrepancy exists between the depiction of this event in The Life of Mozuya Shunkin, which describes the “strange turn of fate [whereby] within a few weeks Sasuke began to suffer from cataracts”, and Sasuke’s own account offered some 10 years later of portriat sacrificial act of self-immolation to ensure that he would never been in a position to witness Shunkin’s disfigurement. Shunkin firmly rejects the idea, shunkn of him only as a servant.


Shunkin was born to the Mozuyas, a prosperous merchant family who owned a pharmaceutical house in Osaka. The sources of information concerning Shunkin available to the narrator are varied, but as the story develops, each of these is provided with plausible grounds for presenting a somewhat “economical” truth.

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At the outset of the work, as the researcher visits the graves of Shunkin and Sasuke, he is introduced to the old lady Teru, who had served both so faithfully and who now tends both their graves. Soon, he is not only taking her every day to her lessons but also acting as her servant. She starts dancing when young and soon shows a lot of promise. Do read it if you get the chance. I do strongly believe that the work of any artist is a window to their personal and emotional growth as a person, and writing is a vehicle for me to express that too.