The Pornographers
Akiyuki Nosaka
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Apr 10, 2020 - 18:17 PM By Akiyuki Nosaka

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 cameramanSubuyan 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 Whether dealing with the rich and sometimes treacherous clients to whom he purveys a bewildering diversity of artifacts and entertainments with the synthetic schoolgirls he recruits from among the thirteen worldly Veteran Virgins of Osaka with infuriating technical problems or with idiot actors incapable of following the simplest script, Subuyan maintains a cheerful view of humanity that prevails against all frustrations Nosaka s truly original novel is rich in comic invention and absolutely unflinching in its acceptance of life.
  • Title: The Pornographers
  • Author: Akiyuki Nosaka
  • ISBN: 9780436315305
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Hardcover

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Ben Apr 10, 2020 - 18:17 PM
Set in Kansai region of Japan shortly after the WW II, The Pornographers details the rise of a number of small time perverts through the black markets and Turkish baths into fairly bigtime pornographic peddlers and pimps. The author, Akiyuki Nozaka, primarily wrote children's books - among them Grave of the Fireflies. All that to say this book is just as seedy and dirty as the title suggests, but characters are so devastated and eaten alive by the ravages of - for instance - the firebombing of K [...]
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Iztok Apr 10, 2020 - 18:17 PM
A tragicomic parody of a pornographer who is trying to make a living from all sorts of sleazy business. The main character Subuyan is meandering between the needs of the market and the police, as this business is still illegal. The novel is not at all obscene, but full of bitter humour and irony about human life.
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NATHANIEL Apr 10, 2020 - 18:17 PM
Fabulous just fabulous. Wish there was was more novels like this.
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Stephen Douglas Rowland Apr 10, 2020 - 18:17 PM
I cannot express how much I love Nosaka's "The Whale that Fell in Love with a Submarine," a profound collection filled with tragedy and beauty and horror, regardless of the fact that the stories were written for children. And I also love Shohei Imamura's film based upon this very work. The actual novel, however, is dull, pointless, not clever in the least, certainly not profound and not even particularly well-written. Major disappointment.
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Sasluu Apr 10, 2020 - 18:17 PM
This novel works in many different layers. On the surface it tells the generally light, hilarious story of a group of men in Japan in the sixties who've landed themselves a livelihood in the pornography business. Some of them got there more serendipitously than others but all of them are committed to it in the long run, not just because it pays the bills but also because at a certain point, and for a short while, which the novel captures, they all experience something that is almost like joy, in [...]
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Graham P Apr 10, 2020 - 18:17 PM
A uniquely humorous novel about the pornographer, who moves through all levels of Japanese society bearing his dirty goods. Not as much about pornography than the one who sells it, this comedy of errors describes his mishaps, his successes and details his grand vision to bring happiness to all men. Author Akiyuki Nosaka could have approached this material as Terry Southern did in his own 1960s porn novel, 'Blue Movie', but instead, eschews the grand lewdness and the bitter parody for a humanisti [...]
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Seán Hudson Apr 10, 2020 - 18:17 PM
Fun (sometimes hilarious) and disturbing (but always thoughtful) rub together to make for a strong satire with plenty of deeper ideas about humanity going on under the covers. I discovered this book when researching Imamura's amazing film, and was delighted to find that the original text delves into many of the same themes (artificiality and modernity, sexual vitality as a counterpoint to official culture, etc.). Unlike the film, the focus is more on the pornographers themselves rather than the [...]
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Gertrude & Victoria Apr 10, 2020 - 18:17 PM
The Pornographers by Nosaka Akiyuki is a droll tragicomic snapshot into the shady underworld of pornographers and their trade. The main character and businessman-cum-producer, Subuyan, takes a carefree - but not careless - attitude towards life, business and family, which delivers him safely through all kinds of predicaments. His main business associates, however, see things differently.Banteki the director of these erotic (mis)adventures considers only artistic merit to be of any relevant impor [...]
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Vincent Powell Apr 10, 2020 - 18:17 PM
I wasn't sure if the translation I had of this novel was shitty or if the book was intended to be written in a stilted, chunky tone, but either way I feel like this is a novel that excels more in ideas than execution. This is not to say that it is a bad book, or even a mediocre one, in fact I have a hard time finding anything quite like it in terms of its lechery and licentiousness intertwined with sudden exposures of humanity, for all the shit and filth that humanity entails. It is a marvelousl [...]
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Diane O'flynn Apr 10, 2020 - 18:17 PM
I read it in a sense -- borrowing San Francisco Library's only copy (which disappeared after the 1989 earthquake from its shelves though it still appeared in its card catalogue as being available and on the shelves--but the book never could be found) -- the pages which were about the (amateur, I believe) filming--hence the title, had all been torn out. I liked the book, nevertheless, and found the story moving--as I recall--the characters included, the boyfriend (and pornographer) of a woman wit [...]
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Louis Apr 10, 2020 - 18:17 PM
I was reading this on the train, and a suit was standing behind me reading over my shoulder (it was the scene where the businessman puts the school girl's panties over his head and inhales deeply) and I wanted to turn around and say "it's about the war, I swear. The impotent pornographers pursuit of ever more perversely carnal scenarios for his clients are a way for Akiyuki to revisit the visceral death he was never allowed to experience; just as Mishima revisits the war to endlessly reenact the [...]
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Scott Apr 10, 2020 - 18:17 PM
A classic. Am going to bother to read this in Japanese.
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Alice Florence Apr 10, 2020 - 18:17 PM
prostitutes, father & daughter sex and orgies - what more can you ask for in a book!
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The Pornographers By Akiyuki Nosaka 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 cameramanSubuyan 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 Whether dealing with the rich and sometimes treacherous clients to whom he purveys a bewildering diversity of artifacts and entertainments with the synthetic schoolgirls he recruits from among the thirteen worldly Veteran Virgins of Osaka with infuriating technical problems or with idiot actors incapable of following the simplest script, Subuyan maintains a cheerful view of humanity that prevails against all frustrations Nosaka s truly original novel is rich in comic invention and absolutely unflinching in its acceptance of life.

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