The Whereabouts of Original Sin
Genzai No Yukue – Saigo No Buraiha by Eikoh Hosoe
Signed First Edition
Published by Mado Sha, Tokyo in 2000
Details: Signed First Edition that contains numerous full page black-and white photographs by Eikoh Hosoe of Yoshida Yoshie, an outspoken art critic and a leader in the Buraiha (Decadent School) movement. The Buraiha or Decadent School were a group of dissolute writers who expressed the aimlessness and identity crisis of post- World War II Japan. While not comprising a true literary school, the Buraiha writers were linked together by a similar approach to subject matter and literary style. The main characters in works of the Buraiha feature anti-heroes that are dissolute and aimless. Their work was based on criticism of the complete body of pre-war Japanese literature as well as American social values that were introduced into the Japanese society with the occupation.
The book measures approximately 12” x 9” and is bound in illustrated boards with a photographically illustrated dust jacket with an OBI.
Boldly signed by Eikoh Hosoe in gold pen on the first free endpaper.
Please note that the book is written in Japanese.
Condition Report: The book is in FINE condition
Photographs of the book, signature treatment, and some images in the book appear in the photo section of the listing.