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Diary of a Mad Old Man (1962) [Novel]
by Junichiro Tanizaki Rating: Weighted - 5.8 / Average - 4.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Diary of a Mad Old Man is the journal of Utsugi, a seventy-seven-year-old man of refined tastes who is recovering from a stroke. He discovers that, while his body is decaying, his libido still rages on -- unwittingly sparked by the gentle, kindly attentions of his daughter-in-law Satsuko, a chic, flashy dancer with a shady past. Pitiful and ridiculous as he is, Utsugi is without a trace of self-pity, and his diary shines with self-effacing good humor. At once hilarious and of a sadness, Diary of a Mad Old Man is a brilliant depiction of the relationship between eros and the will to live -- a novel of the tragicomedy of human existence.

Original title: 瘋癲老人日記 (Futin rojin nikki)
Original languages: Japanese


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Key, the, and Diary of a Mad Old Man (2004) [Omnibus Volume]
      Author: Junichiro Tanizaki

Edition #1: Diary of a Mad Old Man

Diary of a Mad Old Man (1965)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Howard Hibbett
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Manifested in:

Diary of a Mad Old Man (1991)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0679730249
Dimensions: 5.2 x 8 x 0.6
Pages: 192

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