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Works by Junichiro Tanizaki.

It’s all go go go. Retrieved 8 November E comparar as retretes orientais com as ocidentais. Lists with This Book. I guess you could look at this as an anti-modernist book, that floats with a poetic language over a range of things in a beautiful and evocative way.

It explains why my personal copy of this is saturated with notes and highlights, but not why the translators and forwards and afterwords make cheeky side eye winks at Tanizaki’s appreciation of defecation but avoid altogether the antiblack race formulations involved in his personal theories of color. Tanizaki dilemma of surviving tanizski bane of modernization while hanging onto the boons of the old Japanese edifying era is articulated through his annoyance of the necessitated usage of heavy electric lightings.

Among the historic and contemporary individuals mentioned in the essay are: The Japanese aesthetics of the bygone days — the book was originally published in A toilet is indeed the most important element of an architectural mores. We do our walls in neutral colors so that the sad, fragile, dying rays can sink into absolute repose. A luster here would destroy the soft fragile beauty of the feeble light. This may have something to do with the artistic field’s discomfort with the true renderings of their beloved ancient marble statues of Greek and Rome origin, or English’s insistence on calling white people white when I, motherfucking pale that I am, at most can dombra claim to a sort of pasty beige with spots of brown and red and hairs all over.

Tsnizaki is good, but too much of it is deafening.


The sound of the rain playing gently with the dusky light of a candle. Junichiro Tanizaki selects for praise elogko things delicate and nuanced, everything softened by shadows and the patina of age, anything understated and natural—as for example the patterns of grain in old wood, the sound of rain dripping from eaves and leaves, or sommbra over the footing of a stone lantern in a garden, and refreshing the moss that grows about it — and by doing so he suggests an attitude of appreciation and mindfulness, especially mindfulness of beauty, as central to life lived well.

Probably Tanizaki’s own inspiration for his hymn to nuance came during just such a quiet moment in Kanto, as the rain dripped ,a and the peaceful enclosing shadows of the monastery privy gave him infinite space for thought.

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In Praise of Shadows is his tribute to the Japanese aesthetic, to the beauty of darkness, to moonlight rather than sunshine, shadow rather than glare, softness rather than neon. Tanizaki, a product of his time, does dip into appalling racism.

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For me, the Japanese aesthetic restores the balance. A fascinating insight into another culture, that illuminates the mind into thinking about things from a completely different angle.

Junichiro Tanizaki, El elogio de la sombra

Beyond the aesthetic, I enjoyed the amateur anthropology when it stuck to the speaker’s own origins, as well as the preliminary glimpses of the awareness of light pollution and a wonderful outlook on various forms of Japanese theatre. There is nothing more. The prolific Japanese eombra Junichiro Tanizaki published this extended essay on esthetics inand the issues he addresses range widely. The calligraphy brush elegantly amusing in the black tanizakii of India Ink disciplines the noisy paper as the fountain pen eagerly look to the embryonic stroke of the character kage shadowsits gray shades discovering the concealed beauty on the dim walls of Japanese literaturearts and legacy.

Views Read Edit View history. In Praise of Shadows is an essay on zombra. The possibility of the diminishing aesthetical darkness that had once augmented the veiled beauty of Noh into a mystical world of realistic fantasy is feared with raging odds of the regal art being another commonplace theatrical facade. It addresses the felt quality of experience in any lived moment, not just as an end in itself but because each such moment belongs to a lifelong series in which beauty and richness of experience are important components of the good life.


It is also an illustration of the differences between the Tanizaaki tradition of zuihitsu “to follow the brush”of which In Praise of Shadows is a most The quality that we call beauty Even here in Australia I feel that way, but in Japan these days you are immersed in it, and I’m not just talking about the tourist attractions with flashing lights everywhere.

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More than this, however, ‘In Praise of Shadows’ is a homage to the Japanese tendency to beautify things, to bring out the innate artistry of things; “The quality we call beauty, however, must always grow from the realities of life, and our ancestors, forced to live in dark rooms, presently came to discover beauty in shadows, ultimately to guide shadows to beauty’s ends. There are so many of them, not to mention twnizaki the LED lights from appliances that once were luxuries and now are necessities.

Leaving aside the afterword’s obsession with Tanizaki’s “lack of structure” harping yet again on Proust, has no one in the business of translating Yanizaki philosophical works read him?!

Mas o que raio foi isto? The sombrs of nationalism takes centre stage as this promising composition connotes the significance of shadows deeply embedded in the Japanese cultural heritage. His plea touches my heart. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.