Diary Of A Mad Old Man (Vintage Classics)

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While recovering from a stroke, seventy-seven-year-old Utsugi turns to his diary to wryly record his struggle with his ageing body and his growing desire for his beautiful daughter-in-law Satsuko, a chic, Westernised dancer with a shady past. Shining with a self-effacing humour, Tanizaki's last novel is a tragicomedy about desire and the will to survive.

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"Wonderful" (Hanif Kureshi Independent)

"His work is unclassifiable: by turns outre and dignified, passionate in its embrace of all things Western and eloquent in its memorializing of the traditional Japanese aesthetic, lightly comic, lyrically evocative and savagely cruel. In a land reputedly inhospitable to the individualist, it demands attention and has earned Tanizaki an undisputed place in the pantheon of 20th-century Japanese literature." ( New York Times)

"An artistic masterpiece" ( Irish Times)

"A writer of wicked subtlety and grace" ( Sunday Times)

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At once hilarious and sad, Tanizaki's last novel - written during his final illness - echoes his own life.

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