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An essay on aesthetics by the Japanese novelist. The text ranges over architecture, jade, food, toilets and combines an acute sense of the use of space in buildings, as well as descriptions of lacquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure. The author also wrote "Some Prefer Nettle". "Arrowroot", "A Portrait of Shunkin", "The Tale of Genji", "The Makioka Sisters", "The Key" and "Diary of a Mad Old Man".

In Praise of Shadows 2020, Tuttle Shokai Inc, Kawasaki

ISBN-13: 9784805306659


In Praise of Shadows 2018, Naxos Audiobooks

ISBN-13: 9781781981368

Audiobook CD

In Praise of Shadows 2001, Vintage Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780099283577

Mass-market paperback

In Praise of Shadows 1992, Random House (UK)

ISBN-13: 9780224028981

Trade paperback

In Praise of Shadows 1977, Leetes Island Books, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780918172020

Trade paperback