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Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
  • Name: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
  • Born: 07/24/1886
  • Died: 07/30/1965 (79 years old)
  • Occupation: Writer

Jun’ichirō Tanizaki (谷崎 潤一郎, Tanizaki Jun’ichirō, 24 July 1886 – 30 July 1965) was one of the major writers of modern Japanese literature, and he is perhaps the most popular Japanese novelist after Natsume Sōseki. Some of his works present a 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.

Alias: 谷崎 潤一郎

Genre: fiction, drama, essays, silent film scenarios

Birth Place: Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan

Death Place: Yugawara, Kanagawa, Japan

Source: Wikipedia

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