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Title: In Praise of Shadows

Author: Junichiro Tanizaki

Translation by: Gregory Starr

Designed by: Andrew Pothecary

Release date: July 2017

Format: Paperback (ISBN 978-1939326362), Hardcover (ISBN 978-1939326379)

Available at: [Coming soon!]




The seminal collection of thoughts on aesthetics by one of Japan's most important modern writers, this is both a historical work documenting a period when many Japanese were grappling with the breakneck speed of Westernization, and a timeless collection of the beauty and elegance of simplicity. Nearly a century removed from its first appearance, In Praise of Shadows offers a surprisingly contemporary lesson in the values of subtlety and restraint.