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Quicksand

by Junichiro Tanizaki

Quicksand Synopsis

a ,pronunciation wan, fourth tune as in a (ten thousand) in Chinese, means criss-cross in Japanese, and in this books symbolize the love and lust among two men and two women, homosexual and heterosexual. In the story, Kakiuchi Sonoko and her husband Kotaro lived an unexciting marriage life. After Sonoko met the pretty and passionate Mitsuko at the art class, however, her desire for love had been awaken. Facing the irrational worship from Sonoko , Mitsuko had an ever-increasing sense of accomplishment, and these two begin their intimacy. Watanuki Eijiro, Mitsuko's impotent boyfriend became very jealous of Sonoko for occupying some much more love from Mitsuko, and took his revenge. After that, Kotaro also stepped into the love affairs of these three, and had relation with Mitsuko. After the scandal of the four people exposed, Mitsuko, Sonoko and Kotaro formed a suicide pact for love, promising that after death they would not fight for love... ...In this book, the author once again presented the rich sensual beauty with suffocating aestheticism and satanism that drive readers crazy. Even if in demoralization, he must sing for love. Because he believed that love will make death happier than death; to die for love and set free the bound souls is the most holy conversion ceremony for people who worship love.

Book Information

ISBN: 9787532750924
Publication date: 1st November 2010
Author: Junichiro Tanizaki
Publisher: CNPeReading Shanghai Translation Publishing House
Format: eBook
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