For next week’s class, please read Tanizaki Jun’ichiro’s novella, A Portrait of Shunkin (『春琴抄』). I’ve also uploaded Tanizaki’s famous. The latest addition to my website is Jun’ichiro Tanizaki’s 春琴抄 (The Story of Shunkin; later: A Portrait of Shunkin). This is another novella from. Shunkinsho: A Portrait of Shunkin. [Junichiro. TANIZAKI] on *FREE * shipping on qualifying offers.

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Sasuke, on the other hand, looks to be a rather ordinary character. Next Post Next Wilson Harris: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

A Portrait Of Shunkin (my botched analysis)

Eventually his secret is exposed, but the Mozuyas help him by granting Shunkin the permission to teach him. This site uses cookies. Whatever the “truth,” the incident itself is pivotal; it calls into question the very nature of the relationship between Shunkin and Sasuke, raising the possibility that, for all his apparently unquestioning acquiescence to his mistress’s every whim, it is actually Sasuke who exercises the dominant role, ensuring to the end that Shunkin remains totally dependent on her “servant.

It stars Momoe Yamaguchi and Tomokazu Miura.

Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. The possibility that, rather than being the act of any of the potential culprits considered by the narrator, the crime is of Fo doing, though not raised explicitly, is not far beneath the surface.

Never mind that she thought herself the best, but someone resorting to brutality on her students and her own lover? Readers, what do you think?

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She is beautiful, intelligent and graceful.

This continues for some time, with Shunkin proving a hard teacher but Susake clearly has talent. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Shunkinshoor A portrait of Shunkin Japanese: This does seem to resemble the mutual relationship in biology.

Views Read Edit View history. Email required Address never made public. You are commenting using your WordPress. Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia. The text, however, gradually erodes this distinction, and as fact and flights of imagination become ever more interwoven, increasing doubt is cast on the authenticity of the fundamental “portrait” itself.

Jun’ichiro Tanizaki: 春琴抄 (The Story of Shunkin; later: A Portrait of Shunkin) – The Modern Novel

When they are in their late teens, it is suggested that they marry. Blindness shunikn Shunkin an extraordinary ability to masterfully play the traditional Japanese instruments of the three-stringed shamisen shunkib thirteen-stringed sophisticated koto. Like Liked by 1 person. Do read it if you get the chance. Apparently beautiful, intelligent and talented, she turns blind at a young age after mysteriously contracting an eye disease.

This tells the story of Shunkin, born into a prosperous family selling pharmaceuticals. A Portrait of Shunkin. Articles containing Japanese-language text All stub articles. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

In emphasizing her blind devotion to the couple, however—and hinting at a possible relationship between Sasuke and Teru following Shunkin’s death—the story deliberately introduces a question mark over the disinterested nature of the information with which she supplies the narrator.


syunkin To achieve his ends Tanizaki frames the entire story through the introduction of the narrator-researcher who seeks to piece together an “accurate” portrait of Shunkin from the limited sources at his disposal. It was made in Shunkin firmly rejects the idea, thinking of him only as a servant.

It is one of a series of filmed love stories made starring Miura and Yamaguchi, who eventually married in real life. I feel incredibly honoured by your compliments.

Jun’ichiro Tanizaki: 春琴抄 (The Story of Shunkin; later: A Portrait of Shunkin)

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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. They continue to live together and study and perform music together in complete harmony.

Limited Editions Club; First edition. English Choose a language for shopping. This is another novella from Tanizaki about delving into shynkin past and about sex, though the sex is decidedly porrait key than the last two Tanizaki novellas I reviewed. Sasuke strives to please Shunkin in every possible way but irritates her when she discovers, he tries to play with eyes closed, since it reminds her about her defect.

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