The Grand Old Man and the Great Tradition

Essays on Tanizaki Jun’ichiro in Honor of Adriana Boscaro
Luisa Bienati and Bonaventura Ruperti, Editors
Collects nine assessments of Tanizaki’s relationship with the classical literary tradition, in honor of the contributions of one of the great modernist’s most tireless scholars


Adriana Boscaro and Tanizaki Jun’ichirô: two names firmly linked in my mind and in those of many others who feel connected to Boscaro either on a personal level or through a shared devotion to the work of Tanizaki. This book is primarily conceived as an homage to both the work of the “grand old man,” in all its inexhaustible richness, and to Boscaro’s tireless contributions to the study of Tanizaki in Italy and around the world.
Luisa Bienati is Professor of Japanese Literature in the Department of East Asian Studies of the University of Venice.
Bonaventura Ruperti is Professor of Japanese Language and Japanese Theater in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University Ca’ Foscari, Venice.

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  • 2010
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