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Download 痴人の愛 Chijin no Ai 107 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. Two of the last few novels I ve read revolve around a man in his 30 s becoming erotically obsessed with a much younger woman obsessed to the point of self destruction Boredom by Moravia and Naomi by Tanizaki so I can t help but compare the two Boredom as I mentioned thrilled me Naomi bored me somewhat Both are of course predictable in their larger strokes you know the men will get further and further enthralled in the languid chaos of their consorts sex and that they will be effectively ruined by the end But Naomi s predictability bored me and it wasn t just the predictability that caused my interest to wane but the utter lack of interiority While the action of the novel was very interesting the characters were not Neither was given an interior life Both were defined completely by their actions This isn t a fatal flaw and was an obvious aesthetic strategy but it reminded me of just so many contrived designs upon a blankness and possibly a lack of authenticity Boredom rang true and authentic to me the product of a deep internal wrestling while Naomi was just so much artificial theater But then I like artificial theater so what s the problemI guess I like artificial theater that has a hidden element a trap door in the stage as it were that leads to a nest of snake like psyches entangled in thought processes Boredom offered this up to me in spades but Naomi s stage set however elaborately colorful had a hollow ring a hollow pounding of costumed feet on pine planksBut I just know that that trap door exists in Naomi so maybe it s either repressed beyond detection or else folded completely into the surface action and thus robbed of some of its power power that depends on this door being the entry to a hidden place This by the way this folding of the unseen and unspoken into the surface design is something I detect in much of the Japanese aesthetic just don t ask me to explain what the fuck I m talking about I just know that this uality is not inherent in the Kawabata I ve read and so Kawabata has a tremendous ineffable power lacking in the Tanizaki I ve read A filmic parallel of this dichotomy might be Ozu as compared to Mizoguchi but that would only go so far or maybe Noh theater as compared to Kabuki is a better comparisonBut the bigger uestion is why have I recently been drawn to two books dealing with essentially the same rather perverted theme old flesh enthralled by young flesh Is this my backhanded booknerd way of entering into a mid life crisis of my own a vicarious mid life crisis no less Should I chuck my books and step into real life and start chasing some taut young tail of my own damn the conseuencesOr should I remain supine on my trap door book in hand

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Download 痴人の愛 Chijin no Ai 107 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. It is often said that women deceive men But from my experience I d say that it doesn t start with the woman deceiving the man Rather the man without any prompting rejoices in being deceived when he falls in love with a woman everything she says whether true or not sounds adorable to our ears I know what you are up to but I ll let you tempt me J ji s LolitaJ ji is a salaryman He grew up on a wealthy farm in the country and has no desire to return He enjoys the benefits of living in a city He is obsessed with breaking from tradition and adopting Western ways He is twenty eight when he first sees the beautiful fifteen year old siren working as a caf hostess Naomi is docile and meek and a plan begins to formulate in J ji s mind He will sculpt her into what he desires He visits her family and is shocked by how easily they agree to allow him to take her into his home Naomi reminds him of the silent screen actress Mary Pickford Her skin is pale much lighter than most Japanese girls He encourages her to fix her hair like the actress He buys her western clothes and begins to train her to be the perfect modern girl Mary Pickford is the prototype for NaomiSo in the beginning he has complete control There are certainly Pygmalion elements to J ji s obsession with this sculpted creature He is a man of honor even though the circumstances do warrant a raised eyebrow He does not debauch her He bathes her He enjoys watching the burgeoning woman emerge from the slender reed he first brought home For me Naomi was the same as a fruit that I d cultivated myself I d labored hard and spared no pains to bring that piece of fruit to its present magnificent ripeness and it was only proper that I the cultivator should be the one to taste it J ji s desire grows as he continues to deny himself the pleasures her body has been so carefully designed to administer to him There is a shift in power that begins very subtly but then becomes a full revolution Naomi is embracing her modernization and has discovered that men find her desirable Naomi embracing her modernization in the 1967 movie adaptation called The Love of an Idiot The precious sacred ground of her skin had been imprinted forever with the muddy tracks of two thieves The Shimizu white peach has been bruised His investment has been stolen mere moments before he intended to finally enjoy the fruits of his labor He has been deceived He has all the normal reactions to finding this out I realized that a woman s face grows beautiful the it incurs a man s hatred He hates her He despises her He misses her He loves her Night is usually associated with darkness but to me night always brought thoughts of the whiteness of Naomi s skin Unlike the bright shadowless whiteness of noon it was a whiteness wrapped in tatters amid soiled unsightly dusty uilts and that drew me to it all the The complexity of desire It is impossible to have control as long as a coveted passion exists Does J ji adapt or does he snap like a dry bamboo twig It is fascinating watching this shifting of power and what he is willing to do what he is willing to put up with just to stay in Naomi s presence The doll slave becomes the master Junichiro Tanizaki spurred the Westernization of JapanThe novel is set in 1924 but the book was published in 1947 right in the midst of a radical shift in Japanese culture from the traditions that had governed their behavior for centuries to a westernized version Junichiro Tanizaki s book had an enormous impact on Japanese women who were just beginning to reject the traditional housewife role and embrace the Western idea of female freedom The absurd aspects of the Japanese male tendency to dream of being seduced by a siren is examined with a certain level of sympathy There are several abnormal situations in the book but what I have come to know with knowing people that what may seem abnormal actually exists in very normal circumstances People define relationships very differently The expanded status aspect of a Facebook account shows the complexity of defining our connections with people Is there a moral to this story If you think that my account is foolish please go ahead and laugh If you think that there s a moral in it then please let it serve as a lesson For myself it makes no difference what you think of me I m in love with Naomi Ultimately wouldn t we all be happier if we didn t let people outside of a relationship dictate our own feelings for the person who for better or worse is the person we love This is a Japanese spin on a Nabokovian theme though published before Lolita of the love and desire of forbidden fruit and the potential for that love to prove toxic What will you do to be with the one you loveIf you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at

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Download 痴人の愛 Chijin no Ai 107 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 uickly descends into comically helpless masochis. Joji is a 28 year old salaryman a former country gentleman now in Tokyo who becomes smitten with a 15 year old Eurasian looking cafe waitress Naomi a girl from the wrong side of the tracks whose neglectful parents seem to be involved in shady dealings Her western features draw him As it happens and like a lot of their contemporaries in 1920s urban Japan the two find themselves under the spell of western cultural influences the clothes the movies the products and the s and habits including freer sexual expression and expanded possibilities for women Joji with the blase consent of Naomi and her family marries Naomi and takes charge for her care and upbringing and the two set up a household that is chaste though not without sexual tension in which the two or less play house rather than assume the traditional Japanese roles expected of husband and wife There seems to be an emphasis on western style conspicuous consumption and the Joji spoils Naomi with clothes and such the difficult she becomesI won t spoil the story by telling you what happens to Joji and Naomi other than to say that Naomi becomes a bit of a nightmare and Joji a bit of a wimp whose strong hand becomes weaker as the story progresses There are elements of other books in this story Leopold Sacher Masoch s Venus in Furs Pierre Louys The Woman and the Puppet the movie The Blue Angel etc at least in terms of Joji s downfall as a pussy whipped male Joji ends up creating the monster that he wants in the be careful what you wish for veinThe book is written in fairly simple terms and I wouldn t exactly agree with Booklists s testimonial on the back of the Vintage edition that the book is in a class with Lady Chatterley s Lover and Lolita certainly not in terms of literary skill but the comparison to Lolita is sometimes apt in spots I never was sure if Joji and Naomi ever actually had sex It s kept pretty vague I would have liked that to have been stated a little directlyThe book kept my attention the whole way though and its insights into the changing culture of Japan were fascinating to me I loved the description of Joji s nervousness and the environs of the dance studio as he approached his first dance lesson with NaomiOverall I found this odd romance and cautionary tale very satisfying though I liked Tanizaki s sexually explicit and complex story of kink and marital misunderstandings The Key far This novel is pretty commendable for a first effort


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