The Makioka Sisters by Tanizaki Jun’ichirō
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.
The 402nd greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 99th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
- - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)
- - The Bigger Read List (English PEN)