Diary Of A Mad Old Man

by Junichiro Tanizaki


Publication Date: October 06, 2000

ISBN: 9780099285199

Binding: Paperback

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Tanizaki's last novel - written during his final illness, echoes his own life. Moving and powerful, it takes the form of an old man's diary, where he records his struggle with his self-image, and the manifestations of age, and his growing desire for his beautiful, Westernised daughter-in-law. Between them, the two characters embody Japan past and present.