Junichiro Tanizaki

A deepening obsession (quicksand) by an attractive and sophisticated lady Sonoko for the seductive and beautiful, but heartless female art student Mitsoko lies at the center of this tale of love, deceit and manipulation.

The unique tone captured by translator Howard Hibbett captivates from the very first word, and carries you on a journey you can hardly believe – it seems so sensible from one step to the next, and yet entirely beyond the pale at the same time.

Note that you may also have to loosen your bodice at certain parts, if not rip the whole damn thing off.

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