The Makioka Sisters



In Osaka in the years immediately before World War II, four aristocratic women try to preserve a way of life that is vanishing As told by Junichiro Tanizaki, the story of the Makioka sisters forms what is arguably the greatest Japanese novel of the twentieth century, a poignant yet unsparing portrait of a family and an entire society sliding into the abyss of modernity.Tsuruko, the eldest sister, clings obstinately to the prestige of her family name even as her husband prepares to move their household to Tokyo, where that name means nothing Sachiko compromises valiantly to secure the future of her younger sisters The unmarried Yukiko is a hostage to her family s exacting standards, while the spirited Taeko rebels by flinging herself into scandalous romantic alliances Filled with vignettes of upper class Japanese life and capturing both the decorum and the heartache of its protagonist, The Makioka Sisters is a classic of international literature From the Hardcover edition. Free Download The Makioka Sisters [ By ] Jun'ichirō Tanizaki [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – e17streets4all.co.ukThe Makioka Sisters

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  • Paperback
  • 544 pages
  • The Makioka Sisters
  • Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
  • English
  • 13 March 2018
  • 0679761640

10 thoughts on “The Makioka Sisters

  1. says:

    Let me hide at least a petalIn the sleeve of my flower viewing robe,That I may remember the spring. Five years ago, we planted two trees in our enclosed garden, a gingko biloba, which bright yellow unique fan shaped leaves beguile in autumn , and a cherry tree, for its refined and daintily colored blossoms in spring Although some of our relatives at first criticized the choice of the Gingko, skeptical and worried about its stature in our miniature garden, the mighty Gingko is now firmly estab Let me hide at least a petalIn the sleeve of my flower viewing robe,That I may remember the spring. Five years ago, we planted two trees in our enclosed garden, a gingko biloba, which bright yellow unique fan shaped leaves beguile in autumn , and a cherry tree, for its refined and daintily colored blossoms in spring Although some of our relatives at first criticized the choice of the Gingko, skeptical and worried about its stature in our ...

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    The yearly peregrination to the natural spectacle of the cherry blossoming in Kyoto is a millenary tradition in Japan The symbolism attached to that ritual renders the transience of beauty The constant collision between the explosion of exuberant vitality and the withering that precedes the inevitable defoliation marks the unrelenting passage of time and the virtuous circle of life rekindled from the ashes.It s through the annual expeditions that The Makioka Sisters take to witness such a natu The yearly peregrination to the natural spectacle of the cherry blossoming in Kyoto is a millenary tradition in Japan The symbolism attached to that ritual renders the transience of beauty The constant collision between the explosion of exuberant vitality and the withering that precedes the inevitable defoliation marks the unrelenting passage of time and the virtuous circle of life rekindled from the ashes.It s through the annual expeditions that The Makioka Sisters take to witness such a natural display that the history of a generation, that the end of an era and the beginning of borrowed, almost imposed, modernity is presented in detailed scenes of domestic life in a traditional Japanese family.Evoking the naturalistic undertone of the European nineteenth century literature, the Makioka Sisters emerge as aristocratic female protagonists with a family name in steadfast decline that compose a novel of manners in a cannon of four voices The younger sisters, subservient Yukiko and fre...

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    My better late than never review Several weeks ago, I put out a request for a recommendation of a good Japanese book to read My good friend Marita immediately popped up with The Makioka Sisters This recommendation was seconded by friend Silvia Cachia I read their reviews and ordered the book, then forgot about it Then I became frustrate...

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    It s been such a long time since I ve read a translation of the Japanese language I had completely forgotten how calm and subtle the prose is, how patient you have to be in probing it It s true that enough happens on the surface to make for a lengthy story, but it is the hidden depths that make the story engaging.Most of the story is occupied with the lives of the Makioka sisters, focusing on the third sister who even at her advanced age has not yet been married The book starts with discussio It s been such a long time since I ve read a translation of the Japanese language I had completely forgotten how calm and subtle the prose is, how patient you have to be in probing it It s true that enough happens on the surface to make for a lengthy story, but it is the hidden depths that make the story engaging.Most of the story is occupied with the lives of the Makioka sisters, focusing on the third sister who...

  6. says:

    1930 lar n Japonyas nas ld , Japonya o y llarda d nyaya nas l bakard , Japonyada insanlar nas l ya ar ,hem gelenek i hem yenilik i nas l oluyorlar gibi sorulara cevap bulduran, bu sitede bir arkada n yorumunda g rd m tavsiyeye uyarak bir har...

  7. says:

    This is one of Junichiro Tanizaki s major novels covering a family of women in early 20th C Japan It is beautifully written with extremely well fleshed out characters and an entrancing plot It is probably my favourite Tanizaki book.

  8. says:

    I really wanted and fully expected to love this book I loved Tanizaki s Naomi but for reasons that I can t properly express I never found myself engrossed in this as I d hoped to be I d get into for a bit, get bored, put it down for a few weeks and then pick it up again.I can however understand why this book is so well regarded and I really keep vacillating on how to rate it Set in Japan, it s an intimate look at a family of four sisters, their husbands, lovers or lack thereof and immediate I really wanted and fully expected to love this book I loved Tanizaki s Naomi but for reasons that I can t properly express I never found myself engrossed in this as I d hoped to be I d get into for a bit, get bored, put it down for a few weeks and then pick it up again.I can however understand why this book is so well regarded and I really keep vacillating on how to rate it Set in Japan, it...

  9. says:

    The cherries in the Heian Shrine of all the cherries in Kyoto, were the most beautiful Now that the great weeping cherry in Gion was dying and its blossoms were growing paler each year, what was left to stand for the Kyoto spring if not the cherries in the Heian Shrine I really enjoyed this Japanese classic In it, four Kyoto sisters attempt to navigate the waves of change that are rapidly engulfing Japan prior to WWII The Makiokas are an old, wealthy Osaka family, that soon find themselv The cherries in the Heian Shrine of all the cherries in Kyoto, were the most beautiful Now that the great weeping cherry in Gion was dying and its blossoms were growing paler each year, what was left to stand for the Kyoto spring if not the cherries in the Heian Shrine I really enjoyed this Japanese classic In it, four Kyoto sisters attempt to navigate the waves of change that are rapidly engulfing Japan prior to WWII The Makiokas are an old, wealthy Osa...

  10. says:

    A quiet book that portrays Japan at a time of great change, the late 1930s to early 1941, through the story of one family and their interactions with provincial and larger Japanese world The Makioka sisters represent a culture on the brink, struggling to retain it s traditional identity in the face of change both internal and international The modern world is coming whether this family wants it or not.This is not a novel for those looking for adventure or action It s for those who want charac A quiet book that portrays J...

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