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DEVILS IN DAYLIGHT

1 October 2017

Junichiro Tanizaki
Translated by
J Keith Vincent

In this novella, a writer receives a phone call telling him when a murder is going to take place and demanding his presence at the event. What unfolds is a murder mystery that is an homage to the classic American writer Edgar Allen Poe, and a meditation on the art of fiction. The author, Junichiro Tanizaki, was arguably Japan’s greatest twentieth-century novelist, although he remains largely unknown to English-reading audiences.

New Directions, 96 pages, $17.95

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