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Book Information: Key, the, and Diary of a Mad Old Man

Key, the, and Diary of a Mad Old Man (2004) [Omnibus Volume]
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Summary (From the publisher):

These two modern classics by the great Japanese novelist Junichiro Tanizaki, both utilize the diary form to explore the authority that love and sex have over all.

In The Key, a middle-aged professor plies his wife of thirty years with any number of stimulants, from brandy to a handsome young lover, in order to reach new heights of pleasure. Their alternating diaries record their separate adventures, but whether for themselvess or each other becomes the question. Diary of a Mad Old Man records, with alternating humor and sadness, seventy-seven-year-old Utsugiís discovery that even his stroke-ravaged body still contains a raging libido, especially in the unwitting presence of his chic, mysterious daughter-in-law.

Original title: The Key and Diary of a Mad Old Man
Original languages: Japanese

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Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction


The following works are contained within this one:
     Key, the (1956) [Novel]
      Author: Junichiro Tanizaki
     Diary of a Mad Old Man (1962) [Novel]
      Author: Junichiro Tanizaki

Edition #1: The Key and Diary of a Mad Old Man

The Key and Diary of a Mad Old Man (2004)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Howard Hibbett
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The Key and Diary of a Mad Old Man (2004)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage International
ISBN: 1400079004
Dimensions: 5.2 x 7.9 x 0.9 in
Pages: 368

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