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The Makioka Sisters By Junichiro Tanizaki (Book Review)

The Makioka Sisters By Junichiro Tanizaki (Book Review)

Japanese literature is a widely appreciated literature over the world. Many Japanese books have been translated into so many languages; The Makioka Sisters is one of those, which has been written by the eminent Japanese writer Junichiro Tanizaki. Here I am gonna write this book review though I have read the English translated edition. The book, The Makioka Sisters, was initially published between 1943 to 1948. The story of this book has written based on a family’s effort for a family member.

The family was trying to find a husband for the third sister named Yukiko. The theme of this book is unique and interesting, which can touch anyone’s heart very easily. This book has shown as World War II’s specter about the decline of the family’s upper-middle-class, suburban lifestyle. There is such a piece of interesting news which is; there are a total of three several books included in this novel. Let’s know more about this famous novel in the following whole article.

 Junichiro Tanizaki

Junichiro Tanizaki, The Writer of The Makioka Sisters

Junichiro Tanizaki was a very familiar Japanese writer. He was well known in modern Japanese literature. After Natsume Soseki, Junichiro Tanizaki was considered the most popular writer in Japan. He was born on 24 July 1886 into a well-to-do merchant class family in Nihonbashi, Tokyo. Junichiro Tanizaki started his literary career in 1909 when he was 23 years old. His first literary work was a one-act stage play published in a contemporary literary Japanese magazine.

In his entire life, he wrote a lot of novels in the Japanese language. His contribution to Japanese literature would never be forgotten. At that time, Junichiro Tanizaki’s most of the novel was so popular, and still, the popularity of his novel has not diminished. For also the present generation, his novel has the same attraction as was attracted earlier. In terms of his most popular novel, The Makioka Sisters is one of them, which was published between 1943 to 1948.

The Makioka Sisters Plot

The initially released date of this book is between 1943 and 1948. This novel is about the wealthy Makioka family of Osaka from the autumn of 1936 to April 1941, where four aristocratic women were trying to preserve a vanishing way of life. This novel tells about a poignant yet unsparing portrait of a family and an entire society. Osaka’s sumptuous and pleasure-filled upper-class life, which is the commercial center of Japan, is re-created by this novel.

This novel’s third sister is Yukiko, and this novel starts with the marriage prospect for this third sister whenever it ends with preparations and emblems for this sister’s ultimate wedding years later. The first book of this novel was introduced to the people in the 1930s, and at last, the third book of this novel was taken place in June 1941. In the third book of this novel and at the end, Yukiko morosely anticipates her marriage to Mimaki.

The Makioka Sisters Book Review

The Makioka Sisters Book is a very famous Japanese novel written by the popular Japanese author Junichiro Tanizaki. The Makioka Sisters is considered a four-star book. If I review this novel, I must say that this book is incredibly well written. This novel’s storyline is nicely represented, lucid and interesting, which teach us about our world citizen.

In the novel, there are also has a few bit of painful passages. But my personal opinion is this novel is undoubtedly a great achievement in Japanese literature because so many reasonable persons find it too long. If you can read this about 500 pages novel, I think you all will enjoy this. I recommend you all to read this novel at least once if you are still unknown about this novel.

These all were about the most popular Japanese novel named The Makioka Sisters book. This is absolutely a mind-blowing novel written by world-famous Japanese author Junichiro Tanizaki. Although here, in this article, I tried to provide some basic information about this Japanese novel. If you can notice any wrong information in this article, please inform us of the right one by adding your precious comment in the following comment section. Have you read any other book by Junichiro Tanizaki? If it was good, you can suggest us. If you are interested in reading more articles like this then read about Rashomon Book By Ryunosuke Akutagawa

Lincoln Adkins
Hi, I'm Lincoln. I'm a student and a content writer. I have a lot of interest in Japanese tradition and history. So, whenever I learn something new about Japan; I try my best to share that with you. I Hope, any mistakes are forgivable!

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