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Some Prefer Nettles (1929)

af Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

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Junichiro Tanizaki's Some Prefer Nettles is an exquisitely nuanced exploration of the allure of ancient Japanese tradition--and the profound disquiet that accompanied its passing. nbsp; It is the 1920s in Tokyo, and Kaname and his wife Misako are trapped in a parody of a progressive Western marriage. No longer attracted to one another, they have long since stopped sleeping together and Kaname has sanctioned his wife's liaisons with another man. But at the heart of their arrangement lies a sadness that impels Kaname to take refuge in the past, in the serene rituals of the classical puppet theater--and in a growing fixation with his father-in-law's mistress. Some Prefer Nettles is an ethereally suggestive, psychologically complex exploration of the crisis every culture faces as it hurtles headfirst into modernity.… (mere)
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Per gli smarriti le illusioni dei tre mondi (apparente, senziente, spirituale)

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In origine non v'era ne' Est ne' Ovest

Dove sta il Nord e il Sud? (p. 132) ( )
  NewLibrary78 | Jul 22, 2023 |
I didn't care for the plot of this book. The parts about the puppet theater helped a lot. I liked the parts about Japanese culture too. Make sure you read the introduction to this edition. Explains some things us American might not understand. ( )
  Ghost_Boy | Aug 25, 2022 |
Marital oddness in late 20’s Japan. Kaname and Misako no longer love each other, but they don’t hate each other either. After 10 years and one kid, all the emotion has leached out of their relationship, leaving an inanimate husk, a replica marriage like the puppets Misako’s father likes to watch. He has a wife 30 years his junior and treats her like a puppet/doll, but she’s no such thing, unlike the preternaturally passive Kaname. Misako’s involved with someone else, but all she and Kaname really care about is how to get divorced with a minimum of upset to their son, her dad, and society in general.

The centerpiece of the novel is a fascinating rural puppet show attended, but largely ignored, by all the village, kids playing and peeing while the dwarf-sized, stringless puppets act out their classical tragedies and romances. I loved the final scene too, and the ending (as in The Makioka Sisters) is striking. Similar East-West themes here, too, but the couple’s predicament ultimately seems absurd. ( )
  yarb | Jun 27, 2022 |
A gentle mist dense with metaphors, this story is perfect for dissection in a high school essay. The characters in this unconventional divorce story are not really characters. Instead they are themselves puppets playing out the conflict within Tanizaki, of his growing resistance to newly-introduced western influences and his simultaneous burgeoning appreciation of Japanese aesthetics and traditions.

The (translated) prose and story are dreamy and detached, yet loaded with subtext. The story is so deeply rooted in Japanese culture that I'm certain that a lot of the deeper cultural context (beyond what was described in the book) flew over my head (such as the stereotypes of Osakans vs people from Kyoto or Tokyo although I did get a thrill out of getting the simpler references such as the one to the Mitsukoshi lions!) Overall I enjoyed the melancholy aesthetics of it all and the struggle between modernity and tradition. ( )
  kitzyl | Jan 20, 2020 |
Some prefer nettles is one of the best-known of Tanizaki's pre-war works. Kaname and Misako feel that their marriage has run its course - Misako is having an affair, Kaname visits "western" brothels - but they can't quite make themselves take the decision to divorce. They both cultivate a westernised, "Tokyo" attitude to life, and are mildly amused by the way Misako's widowed father is immersing himself and his compliant young mistress, O-Hisa in every kind of tradition. But Kaname is captivated, despite himself, when his father-in-law invites them to an Osaka puppet theatre, to the extent that he later goes with him and O-Hisa to an even more authentic (and uncomfortable) performance on Awaji island.

Witty, complicated, and very engaging, even if the unresolved ending is a bit frustrating for anyone used to the way well-plotted western novels work. It would be fun to read this side-by-side with Evelyn Waugh's A handful of dust, written at about the same time and with a very similar plot situation, and a parallel sort of tug-of-war between the modern and the traditional, but resolved in quite a different way. ( )
  thorold | Apr 25, 2018 |
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Junichiro Tanizaki's Some Prefer Nettles is an exquisitely nuanced exploration of the allure of ancient Japanese tradition--and the profound disquiet that accompanied its passing. nbsp; It is the 1920s in Tokyo, and Kaname and his wife Misako are trapped in a parody of a progressive Western marriage. No longer attracted to one another, they have long since stopped sleeping together and Kaname has sanctioned his wife's liaisons with another man. But at the heart of their arrangement lies a sadness that impels Kaname to take refuge in the past, in the serene rituals of the classical puppet theater--and in a growing fixation with his father-in-law's mistress. Some Prefer Nettles is an ethereally suggestive, psychologically complex exploration of the crisis every culture faces as it hurtles headfirst into modernity.

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