A Portrait of Shunkin, by Junichiro Tanizaki, Limited Editions Club (2000)

Junichiro Tanizaki (1886-1965) was an important, popular and influential author of modern Japanese literature. He was an extremely prolific writer. His works, written over 50 years in the early to mid twentieth century, fill thirty volumes. Tanizaki’s style can be considered somewhat classical in nature and his prose has been described as “hypnotically beautiful.” Besides this element of classicism, with the Japanese culture in the early 1900’s becoming accepting of writing “freed of … Continue reading A Portrait of Shunkin, by Junichiro Tanizaki, Limited Editions Club (2000)

A Look at a Mix of Later Publications from the Limited Editions Club, Part 4

{Ed. Note: This is part 4 (the final part) of a series looking at a mix of Limited Edition Club (LEC) publications from the Shiff-era; an era in which the book form was elevated to an art in itself, publishing editions with no expense spared. See here for part 1, here for part 2 and here for part 3. There will be a few more Shiff era books reviewed … Continue reading A Look at a Mix of Later Publications from the Limited Editions Club, Part 4