Tanizaki's masterpiece is the story of four sisters, and the declining fortunes of a traditional Japanese family.
It is a loving and nostalgic recreation of the sumptuous, intricate upper-class life of Osaka immediately before World War Two.
With surgical precision, Tanizaki lays bare the sinews of pride, and brings a vanished era to vibrant life.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 544 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 12/07/1993
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780749397104