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Ashikari and the Story of Shunkin

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In Ashikari, the narrator meets a strange man who tells him a story of obsession, and a tenth-century Kyoto minister demands and receives his rival's wife during a drunken party in Captain Shigemoto's Mother. In Shunkin, the narrator comes across a picture of Shunkin and other documents, he pieces together the story of Shunkin and Sasuke: their beginnings as master and servant, and the eventual progression, as Shunkin is horribly disfigured and Sasuke blinds himself so as not to lose his mental image of her beauty.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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June 1936 : USA Hardback

Title: Ashikari and the Story of Shunkin: Modern Japanese Novels
Author(s): Junichiro Tanizaki
ISBN: 0-8371-3150-2 / 978-0-8371-3150-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
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