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Naomi by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
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May 05, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: top-100
Read in March, 2009

Set in 1920s Japan, Jun'ichiro Tanizaki illustrates the dichotomy between the traditional values of Japan and the modern foreignness of the West. Naomi follows the story of two lovers, or so one might think. The story is filled with rich, and tasty, symbolism, and left me with a bitter taste in my mouth...and not to say it's bad. Just that I didn't necessarily agree with all of the character's decisions. It blurs the line between what is considered one thing when another interpretation can totally be brought up as well.

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