East End Books Ptown welcomes Boston/Wellfleet resident J. Keith Vincent “Devils in Daylight” translator for a Virtual Book Event 8/21 @6pm

Devils in Daylight  - Jun'ichiro Tanizaki; J. Keith Vincent, Translator


East End Books Ptown is happy to welcome Boston/Wellfleet resident J. Keith Vincent “Devils in Daylight” translator for a Virtual Book Event August 21st at 6pm, for a night of Queer Japanese Literature.


J. Keith Vincent  will discuss “Devil’s in Daylight” and will focus on Japanese detective fiction, or more specifically on the author Tanizaki Jun'ichiro, whose work is wonderful and queer in ways that will appeal to the LGBTQ community & allies. Keith will also speak from his perspective as a translator about the challenges of translating literary works.


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Devils in Daylight  - Jun'ichiro Tanizaki; J. Keith Vincent, Translator


Now in paperback, a suspenseful early novella from “the outstanding Japanese novelist of this century” (Edmund White)

“Tanizaki laminates a murder mystery and psychological study onto a rumination about the nature of fiction itself.” (Publishers Weekly)

Published by New Directions in 2017.

Available Summer 2019 in paperback.

Shortlisted for the Lucien Stryk Prize in Asian Translation by the American Literary Translators Association

This captivating short novel exemplifies why Tanizaki is considered an innovator of modern Japanese literature. The prose is cunning and compelling, evoking classic Asian folklore and elements of Don Quixote.

Publishers Weekly 



J. Keith Vincent is a scholar of Japanese literature, a translator, and a professor at Boston University. Currently working on two books:

Masaoka Shiki: A Life in Haiku is a collection of translations of haiku by Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902). The haiku are arranged in chronological order by date of composition, and accompanied by short essays that put them into context. The idea is that you can skip around and read them on their own, or read them sequentially as chapters in the development of Shiki’s style and his understanding of what haiku can do. They also tell the story of Shiki’s many close friendships and wide social networks that helped him cope with the pain of illness and make haiku into the global genre it is today.


Shiki and Sōsekifrom Haiku to Novel is an account of the close friendship between Shiki and his fellow haiku poet Natsume Sōseki (1867-1916). After Shiki’s death from tuberculosis in 1902, Sōseki went on to become Japan’s most influential novelist. The book shows how Sōseki’s sensibility as a novelist was shaped by his early practice of haiku and by his friendship with Shiki.

From 1895 to 1900, Soseki sent 35 letters to Shiki containing over 1,400 haiku. Shiki returned these letters with comments. When he liked a poem, he marked it with a red circle. When he really liked it, he used two red circles.



Event date: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
389 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657
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By Junichiro Tanizaki, J. Keith Vincent (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780811228756
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: New Directions - July 30th, 2019

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