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In 'House of the Sleeping Beauties and Other Stories', Dreams and Reality Seduce and Intertwine

These tales are a must read for anyone who enjoys the short fiction form, and if looking for an introduction to Japanese literature, The House of Sleeping Beauties is a good place to begin.

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Change Can't Come Fast Enough Within 'The Waiting Years'

It's difficult for any culture to accept change, and after reading The Waiting Years, readers will see just what this culture, and its women, especially, were waiting for.

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Junichiro Tanizaki's 'Naomi' Than Vladimir Nabokov's 'Lolita'

Naomi is often called Tanizaki’s “first important novel”, because not only is the psychology behind sexual obsession uncovered, but it also exposes the contradictions of the culture during that time.

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Beauty and Sadness Proves That With Beauty Comes Power

At a lean 206 pages, much psychological intensity and artistic craft are set within, and universal themes like love, jealousy, revenge and manipulation are all handled with subtlety and beauty.

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