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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date April 1, 2001
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375724749
ISBN-10 0375724745
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
In a novel set during the period between the World Wars, the narrator, a young engineer, describes his marriage to Naomi, a teenage cafT hostess who is infatuated with Western fashion. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Junichiro Tanizaki’s Naomi is both a hilarious story of one man’s obsession and a brilliant reckoning of a nation’s cultural confusion.
 
When twenty-eight-year-old Joji first lays eyes upon the teenage waitress Naomi, he is instantly smitten by her exotic, almost Western appearance. Determined to transform her into the perfect wife and to whisk her away from the seamy underbelly of post-World War I Tokyo, Joji adopts and ultimately marries Naomi, paying for English and music lessons that promise to mold her into his ideal companion. But as she grows older, Joji discovers that Naomi is far from the naïve girl of his fantasies. And, in Tanizaki’s masterpiece of lurid obsession, passion quickly descends into comically helpless masochism.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780394536637 Book cover for 9788498415216
 
from Siruela (September 6, 2011)
9788498415216 | details & prices | 264 pages | List price $32.95
About: New product.
With Anthony H. Chambers | from Alfred a Knopf Inc (October 1, 1985)
9780394536637 | details & prices | List price $15.95
About: Chronicles the obsessive love of Joji, an engineer in his thirties, for a fifteen-year-old bar hostess who reminds him of Mary Pickford
Paperback
Book cover for 9780375724749 Book cover for 9780399512865 Book cover for 9780865474574 Book cover for 9788499897257
 
from Debolsillo (October 4, 2012)
9788499897257 | details & prices | 259 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.44 lbs | List price $13.95
About: Naomi es una «chica moderna» que desafía la tradición japonesa con sus modales y su forma de vestir.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Anthony H. Chambers (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Vintage Books (April 1, 2001)
9780375724749 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $15.00
About: In a novel set during the period between the World Wars, the narrator, a young engineer, describes his marriage to Naomi, a teenage cafT hostess who is infatuated with Western fashion.
Reprint edition from North Point Pr (November 1, 1990)
9780865474574 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $13.00
About: During the period between the World Wars, the narrator describes his marriage to Naomi, a young cafe hostess who is infatuated with Western fashion
Reprint edition from J P Tarcher (September 1, 1986)
9780399512865 | details & prices | List price $8.95
About: Chronicles the obsessive love of Joji, an engineer in his thirties, for a fifteen-year-old bar hostess who reminds him of Mary Pickford

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