- 群馬大学社会情報学部研究論集 (ISSN:13468812)
- vol.5, pp.103-126, 1998-03-20
When Tanizaki Jun'ichiro wrote Shunkin Sho (1933), he used "Barbara of the House of Grebe," the second story of Thomas Hardy's A Group of Noble Dames (1891), as a source of inspiration. This essay is an analysis of Hardy's story and an attempt to ascertain what elements Tanizaki incorporated, into his novelette, while appreciating what he modified to suit his artistic intentions. In the process, a number of controversial issues concerning Shunkin Sho are discussed in detail.