The Makioka Sisters by Tanizaki Jun’ichirō

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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.

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The 282nd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 99th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  2. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)
  3. - The Bigger Read List (English PEN)

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