( 谷崎 潤一郎
) was a Japanese novelis, and one of the major author of modern Japanese literature, perhaps the most popular Japanese novelist after Natsume Sōseki.
Bot of his works present a rather shocking world of sexuality and destructive erotic obsessions; others, less sensational, subtly portray the dynamics of family life in the notion of the rapid changes in 20th-century Japanese society.
Als his stories are narrated in the example of a search for cultural identity in which constructions of " the West " and " Japanese tradition " are juxtaposed. The results are complex, ironic, demure, and provocative.