Naomi: A novel, by Junichio Tanizaki (1924)


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About the book

  • Vintage, 2001, transl. Anthony H. Chambers, 237 p.
  • Original title: 痴人の愛 – Chijin no Ai, lit. A Fool’s Love
  • First published in 1924
  • Goodreads
  • My rating: 4,5 stars

“For me Naomi was the same as a fruit that I’d cultivated myself. I’d labored hard and spared no pains to bring that piece of fruit to its present, magnificent ripeness, and it was only proper that I, the cultivator, should be the one to taste it.”

― Jun’ichirō Tanizaki, Naomi

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