Naomi (2020)

Naomi Na o mi The three syllables of this name unusual in s Japan captivate a year old engineer who soon becomes infatuated with the girl so named a teenaged caf waitress Drawn to her Eurasian fe
  • Title: Naomi
  • Author: Jun'ichirō Tanizaki Anthony H. Chambers
  • ISBN: 9784805306222
  • Page: 488
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  • Naomi
    Na o mi The three syllables of this name, unusual in 1920s Japan, captivate a 28 year old engineer, who soon becomes infatuated with the girl so named, a teenaged caf waitress Drawn to her Eurasian features and innocent demeanor, Joji is eager to whisk young Naomi away from the seamy underbelly of post World War I Tokyo and to mold her into his ideal wife But when theNa o mi The three syllables of this name, unusual in 1920s Japan, captivate a 28 year old engineer, who soon becomes infatuated with the girl so named, a teenaged caf waitress Drawn to her Eurasian features and innocent demeanor, Joji is eager to whisk young Naomi away from the seamy underbelly of post World War I Tokyo and to mold her into his ideal wife But when the two come together to indulge their shared passion for Western culture, Joji discovers that Naomi is far from being the na ve girl of his fantasies, and his passion descends into a comically helpless masochism.A literary masterpiece that helped to establish Junichiro Tanizaki as Japan s greatest novelist, Naomi is both a hilarious story of one man s obsession and torment, and a brilliant evocation of a nation s cultural confusion.
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    1. It is often said that women deceive men But from my experience, I d say that it doesn t start with the woman deceiving the man Rather, the man, without any prompting, rejoices in being deceived when he falls in love with a woman, everything she says, whether true or not, sounds adorable to our ears I know what you are up to, but I ll let you tempt me J ji s Lolita.J ji is a salaryman He grew up on a wealthy farm in the country and has no desire to return He enjoys the benefits of living in a cit [...]

    2. Naomi is Junichiro Tanizaki s stunningly evocative work exhibiting a man s romantic erotic obsession with his unfaithful wife I wanted to boast to everyone, This woman is mine Take a look at my treasure This is a tale of agony, emotionally and sexually Joji, a successful professional almost in his thirties, is bewitched by a modest and innocent eurasian waitress of fifteen so much so that the he propositions her and takes her guardianship as his own Initially unsure of what he wanted, they start [...]

    3. One tworee The nimble feet glide effortlessly to the choreographed beats, smooth flowing movements inviting the grace of the translucent skin embracing the rhythmic spin, the soft camellia lips flutter in coquettish whispers,the extravagance of the feline eyes prosper in the richness of the silk delicately stretched on the supple breasts swaying the vile sensuality on the genteel dance floors of El Dorado The music stops The moist palm slips away from the slender waist To the shrill of an encore [...]

    4. What is Naomi Is it a story of Japanese obsession over European customs A mad obsessions with a constructed image instead of the actual breathing thing Is it a story about attempts to liberate women by giving them new outfits and money yet still posing them as dolls The real power of said dolls who use their position on a pedestal to dominate and throw away men The question of whether fools can grapple with their own folly Naomi is all of these This is a short, crisp novella about a mousy busine [...]

    5. Hik yenin kahraman Joji nin aptall a varan tutkusu a r derecede hastal kl ok zavall ve zay f bir karakter yaratm Tanizaki burada Kad n karakter Naomi ise kelimenin tam anlam yla melek g r n ml eytan.Joji ye ok ac sam da bir o kadar k zd m Ne erkek ne kad n, kimse bu kadar aciz ve duygular n n, daha do rusu arzular n n esiri olmamal.Naomi, t m Tanizaki eserleri gibi ak c insan n kendini kapt rarak okuyaca t rden bir hik ye.Enteresan Ger ekten de bir budalan n a k ve Naomi ete kemi e b r nm eytani [...]

    6. Asl nda 3,5 Yine sado mazo ili kinin anlat ld bir Tanizaki roman bu Tuhaf bir ekilde u ana kadar okudu um t m Tanizaki romanlar nda erkekler haddinden fazla ac ekiyor Y llar y llar nce Tanizaki nin Anahtar roman ndan ald m tad ald m bundan da Peki neden be y ld z veremiyorum Yazar n b yle bir karakter yaratabilme yetene i asl nda takdire ayan ama ben Naomi den daha fazla Joji den nefret ettim Joji nin bu derece ac ekme arzusu midemi buland rd gibi uzun zamand r bir roman karakterinden bu kadar e [...]

    7. Two of the last few novels I ve read revolve around a man in his 30 s becoming erotically obsessed with a much younger woman obsessed to the point of self destruction Boredom by Moravia and Naomi by Tanizaki so I can t help but compare the two.Boredom, as I mentioned, thrilled me Naomi bored me somewhat Both are of course predictable in their larger strokes you know the men will get further and further enthralled in the languid chaos of their consorts sex, and that they will be effectively ruine [...]

    8. Joji is a 28 year old salaryman, a former country gentleman now in Tokyo, who becomes smitten with a 15 year old Eurasian looking cafe waitress, Naomi, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks whose neglectful parents seem to be involved in shady dealings Her western features draw him As it happens and like a lot of their contemporaries in 1920s urban Japan the two find themselves under the spell of western cultural influences the clothes, the movies, the products and the s and habits, including [...]

    9. 1 foolish starWhat the hell did I just read No Why the hell did I even bother to read this book at all God seriously I hated everything about this book This book was exactly like what the original title said or often translated as A Fool s Love.J ji was a lunatic masochist I don t understand what the hell did he see on Naomi.He would just do anything Naomi asked for, although she really was so lazy, useless, ungrateful bitch.Naomi was an ungrateful, shameless, useless, selfish, good foor nothing [...]

    10. 1920 lerin Japonya s nda ge en, Lolita ya ve Tanzimat d nemi romanlar na g z k rpan Evet, Tanzimat bir roman K r k r ne bat l la man n getirdi i ahlaki k nt , gen bir k za duyulan y k c bir tutku hikayesi ile anlat l yor D nem Japonya s na tan kl k etmek a s ndan ilgin Bir yandan dans kulupleri, bat tarz restoranlar, m zik d kkanlar varken, bir yandan da elle ekilen arabalardan, kimonolardan, takunyalardan bahsediliyor bret olmas amac yla yaz lsa da didaktik tonun bask n olmamas kitab okunabilir [...]

    11. 3.5 5If one wishes to render a portrait of an egotistical tantrum, one simply needs to tell a grown man no, and only no Various demographical and self reflexive factors interact with this situation, of course, but the gist of it for a long time now has been that normality is artificial, and the obsession with demonizing the used stems from nothing than said calcified reality of whose word becomes law Men gave rights to women men never should have been in the position to give rights in the first [...]

    12. Not without its charms, this is the deflating story of a sad sack fellow who takes a 15 year old Westernish looking Japanese girl under his wing, cultivates her into ambiguously Westernizing Japanese culture of the 1920s 30s, marries her, and then watches helplessly as she screws pretty much everyone she meets Naomi is curious and not a little infuriating, which is part of the fun The narrator, obviously an idiot who knows it well, is so obsessed with his Eurasian plaything that he is blinded to [...]

    13. 4 stars This is, indeed, a charming book Told in a straightforward naturalistic style, it translates well, and reads easily, effortlessly A story of sexual obsession, but a tender story This is early Tanizaki 1925 A very nice book.

    14. On one level it s a story of a slightly older man in love with a young girl But being Tanizaki, it is also about old Japan in love with the modern early 20th Century world Either way this book has it all eroticism, obsession, and smart as well.

    15. The literal translation of the original would be Idiot s Love but this might not sound very attractive to English speaking people Idiotic Love or Foolish Love might work, but using the main female character s name is an acceptable alternative I read this in Japanese, and I am not familiar with any of the English translation It looks like there are several translations, but I don t see translator s name on some editions here on GR, so it s hard to tell I guess it s hard to appreciate a book that [...]

    16. This book is one of the elite few on my Shelf Of Pain, which contains the books that sucker punch me, that hurt, that make me cry, and make me like it Tanizaki is a frigging genius, and I need to read of his books, and maybe check out some Natsume while I m at it The central questions how powerful is female allure what does it mean to be enslaved are questions with a lot of resonance for me.

    17. Naomi is a character so controversial that she spawned a social movement in Japan Naomi ism She represented a sea change in the state of Japanese womanhood, a shift from timidness to temerity, a strong pull toward Western s and fashions.However, for all her archetypal significance, Naomi is not likable Neither, for that matter, is J ji They are the unfortunate byproducts of a society of split cultural allegiances some clinging to traditional Japanese expectations and others siphoning off the gli [...]

    18. A businessman finds a 15 year old girl working in a cafe, takes her to live with him, teaches her, bathes her, buys her tons of clothes and marries her What part of that tripped you up The 15 year old The bathing Yeah, me too.Naomi by Junichiro Tanizaki is the third book on my brother s Japanese Literature syllabus Joji, the creeper who discovers Naomi in the cafe, narrates the novel He s so head over heels crazy in love with her that as the novel progresses, the reader sees that Naomi is manipu [...]

    19. If you can get past the blistering misogyny the title character is a hybrid of Lolita, Eliza Doolittle, and perhaps Mme Bovary this is an enjoyable book Joji s efforts to control Naomi are often comical, and the tension between traditional and westernized aspects of Japanese culture in the 1920 s was fascinating.

    20. Naomi works much better as an allegory about the changes that Japan was facing after WWI and their obsession with all things western and youth oriented, than it does as a tale of obsessive love lust, really between Joji and Naomi, who is thirteen years Joji s junior.As noted, when read as an allegory, it is interesting to see the interplay and tension between old school, reserved, older Japan and the new movement towards Western influences in dress, music, movies, and attitudes Traditional Japan [...]

    21. I think this is probably a difficult book for modern Western readers to really get into because it s just so different from so many things about our culture If F Scott Fitzgerald had written this, there would have been an ending with a cruel twist and at least an abstract sense of comeuppance for Naomi For both characters, probably.Instead, we re faced, actually, with two unflattering stereotypes of opposing cultures The vulgarity of American popular culture and the timidity of Japanese traditio [...]

    22. A strange novel, set in post WWI Tokyo The author uses the metaphor of sexual seduction as a way to explore modernity, and the effects of Western culture on Japanese traditions The main character is a hopelessly weak, and at times comically passive, businessman, who develops a masochistic fetish for the eponymous seductress, whom he considers both his daughter and his wife Naomi, in turn, manipulates the man through sex, to gain material things In the process she becomes a cruel and sadistic pro [...]

    23. Three stars because it s well written, I just didn t like it I have no doubt that Junichiro Tanizaki is a brilliant author, I just don t like uncomfortable stories The two main characters are both awful people in an increasingly strange and honestly gross and abusive on both sides situation, but what kept me going was knowing the author did it all intentionally I don t think you re supposed to like this story It s critique and satire and flat out meant to make you uncomfortable The story is, aga [...]

    24. Nothing spectacular, but I enjoyed the story I really liked the writing, but I didn t like the characters They were complex, but I don t think as a reader I was suppose to like them I would say this was almost like the Japanese version of Lolita, but less disturbing At times this reminded me of Osamu Tezuka s Ayako as well A lot of this book as to to do with Westernization in Japan as well I don t know much about Junichiro Tanizaki to talk about the book, but found out about him watching interv [...]

    25. I think this is one of my favourite novels about the nature of true love I think Tanizaki might have been my kind of person in this respect, a person who was willing to entertain the possibility that there is no such thing as love beyond how people rationalize manipulation in their relationships.

    26. Naomi, Naomi I don t know how many times the name was repeated between us It was the appetizer that accompanied our sake We relished its smooth sound, licked it with our saliva, and raised it to our lips, as though it were a delicacy even tastier than beef It is almost impossible in modern times to talk about Junichiro Tanizaki s Naomi without mentioning Vladimir Nabokov s Lolita even if Naomi was written half a century before Lolita The above quote could easily be a passage in Nabokov s masterp [...]

    27. I m torn with this story I did love Tanizaki s intricate descriptions of the Naomi character they really immortalized her beauty However, for a while Joji s pathetic reverence of his spoiled, manipulative bride drove me to bail on the book for a couple of months I ended up picking up a couple of days ago to force myself to finish it, and I actually found myself really enjoying the ending not necessarily because things changed for Joji I was resigned to that particular situation , but because Tan [...]

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