• "Wonderful"

    Hanif Kureshi, Independent
  • "His work is unclassifiable: by turns outre and dignified, passionate in its embrace of all things Western and eloquent in its memorializing of the traditional Japanese aesthetic, lightly comic, lyrically evocative and savagely cruel. In a land reputedly inhospitable to the individualist, it demands attention and has earned Tanizaki an undisputed place in the pantheon of 20th-century Japanese literature."

    New York Times
  • "An artistic masterpiece"

    Irish Times
  • "A writer of wicked subtlety and grace"

    Sunday Times