The pornographers

ISBN: 0804813787, 9780804813785, 0804813787, 9780804813785
OCLC Number: 443222
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
Author: Akiyuki Nosaka
Translator: Michael Gallagher
Language: en
Publisher: Knopf, 1968; Bantam Books, 1968, 1969; Tuttle, 1970, 1974, 1985, 1991
Publication Place: New York; New York; Tokyo, United States
Japanese Copyright Year: 1963
English Publication Date: 1968
Notes: Japanese title: Erogotoshi-tachi.
Abstract: Subuyan is a simple man who also happens to be a frantically busy, not quite successful pornographer of Osaka. He tries to keep his clients happy, and he does his best to alleviate the sorrows of mankind, at least insofar as they afflict the wealthy men and large corporations who are his clients. This humane approach to life is not always appreciated by his chief cameraman, Banteki, who is a firm believer in Art for Art’s Sake. With ironic humor and sharp compassion, The Pornographers follows its oddly endearing hero through a succession of tragicomic encounters and numerous physical and moral dilemmas.