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Diary of a Mad Old Man

(1961)
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Diary of a Mad Old Man is the journal of Utsugi, a seventy-seven-year-old man of refined tastes who is recovering from a stroke. He discovers that, while his body is decaying, his libido still rages on -- unwittingly sparked by the gentle, kindly attentions of his daughter-in-law Satsuko, a chic, flashy dancer with a shady past. Pitiful and ridiculous as he is, Utsugi is without a trace of self-pity, and his diary shines with self-effacing good humor. At once hilarious and of a sadness, Diary of a Mad Old Man is a brilliant depiction of the relationship between eros and the will to live -- a novel of the tragicomedy of human existence.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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December 2001 : UK Paperback

Title: Diary of a Mad Old Man
Author(s): Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
ISBN: 0-09-928347-6 / 978-0-09-928347-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Diary Of A Mad Old Man (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Junichiro Tanizaki
ISBN: 0-09-928519-3 / 978-0-09-928519-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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August 1981 : USA Paperback
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Title: Diary of a Mad Old Man
Author(s): Junichiro Tanizaki
ISBN: 0-399-50524-5 / 978-0-399-50524-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perigee Trade
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July 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: Diary of a Mad Old Man
Author(s): Junichiro Tanizaki
ISBN: 0-679-73024-9 / 978-0-679-73024-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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May 1988 : UK Paperback

Title: Diary of a Mad Old Man (20th Century Classics)
Author(s): Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
ISBN: 0-19-282137-7 / 978-0-19-282137-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
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1971 : USA Paperback
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Title: Diary of a Mad Old Man
Author(s): Junichiro Tanizaki
ISBN: 0-425-01974-8 / 978-0-425-01974-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Putnam~mass
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