One Morning, Takahashi, A Writer Who Has Just Stayed Up All Night Working, Is Interrupted By A Phone Call From His Old Friend Sonomura Barely Able To Contain His Excitement, Sonomura Claims That He Has Cracked A Secret Cryptographic Code Based On Edgar Allan Poe S The Gold Bug And Now Knows Exactly When And Where A Murder Will Take Place And They Must Hurry If They Want To Witness The Murder, Because It S Happening Later That Very Night Sonomura Has A History Of Lunacy And Playing The Amateur Detective, So Takahashi Is Reluctant To Believe Him Nevertheless, They Stake Out The Secret Location, And Through Tiny Peepholes In The Knotted Wood, Become Voyeurs At The Scene Of A Shocking Crime
was a Japanese author, and one of the major writers of modern Japanese literature, perhaps the most popular Japanese novelist after Natsume S seki Some of his works present a rather shocking world of sexuality and destructive erotic obsessions others, less sensational, subtly portray the dynamics of family life in the context of the rapid changes in 20th century Japanese society Frequently his stories are narrated in the context of a search for cultural identity in which constructions of the West and Japanese tradition are juxtaposed The results are complex, ironic, demure, and provocative.
- 96 pages
- 白昼鬼語 [Hakuchū kigo]
- Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
- 18 June 2018 Jun'ichirō Tanizaki