Doctor of Desire

illustration by Brad Kendall

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The Gourmet Club
By Jun'ichiro; Tanizaki, translated by Anthony H. Chambers and Paul McCarthy
Kodansha, 201 pp., $24
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Tanizaki was, of course, no "common layman," and while it's difficult to imagine him as a Buddhist monk, still, I'm convinced that he would have been as devout in his obeisance to the spirit as to the body. The appeal of nirvana after all lies in its promise of transcending pleasure—an otherworldly hedonism that is surely the ultimate delight.

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