Search results for ‘Yukio Mishima’
The Life and Death of Yukio Mishima
This incisive biography begins withthe spectacularly tragic last day of the militant Japanese novelist, perhaps best known for his monumental four-book masterpiece The Sea of Fertility.
Sound of Waves
Features Shinji, a young fisherman and Hatsue, the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the village. Shinji is entranced at the sight of Hatsue in the twilight on the beach and they fall in love. When the villagers' gossip...
After the Banquet
For years Kazu has run her fashionable restaurant with a combination of charm and shrewdness. But when the she falls in love with one of her clients, an aristocratic retired politician, she renounces her business in order to...
The Temple of Dawn
Honda, a brilliant lawyer and man of reason, is called to Bangkok on legal business, where he is granted an audience with a young Thai princess - an encounter that radically alters the course of his life.
Isao is a young, engaging patriot, and a fanatical believer in the ancient samurai ethos. He turns terrorist, organising a violent plot against the new industrialists, who he believes are threatening the integrity of Japan and...
Tokyo, 1912. The closed world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders - provincial families, a political and social elite. Kiyoaki has been raised among the Ayakura family - members of the...
The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
A band of savage 13-year-old boys reject the adult world as hypocritical and sentimental, and train themselves in a brutal callousness. When the mother of one of them begins an affair with a ship's officer, he and his friends...
Temple of the Golden Pavillion
Because of the boyhood trauma of seeing his mother make love to another man in the presence of his dying father, Mizoguchi becomes a hopeless stutterer. Taunted by his schoolmates, he feels utterly alone untill he becomes an...
Thirst for Love
After the early death of her philandering husband, Etsuko moves into her father-in-law's house, where she numbly submits to the old man's advances. But soon she finds herself in love with the young servant Saburo. Tormented by his...
Confessions of a Mask
One of the classics of modern Japanese fiction.
Five Modern No Plays
The classic Japanese No drama is one of the great art forms. Mishima has infused new life into the form by adopting it for plays that preserve the style and inner spirit of No while at the same time creating dramas that are...
The Decay of the Angel
Honda, now an aged and wealthy man, discovers and adopts a sixteen-year-old orphan, Toru, as his heir, identifying him with the tragic protagonists of the three previous novels, each of whom died at the age of twenty. Honda raises...
After the Banquet
Confessions of a Mask
Detailing his progress from an isolated childhood through adolescence to manhood, including an abortive love affair with a classmate's sister, this autobiographical novel reports the inner life of a boy's preoccupation with...
Depicts a male homosexual relationship, in which a rich older man buys the love of a young man who is stunningly handsome but who lacks the ability to love.
Spring Snow is set in Tokyo in 1912, when the hermetic world of the Imperial court and the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders. First in the acclaimed Sea of Fertility tetralogy.
One of the most powerful short stories ever written, this work discusses the dynamics of patriotism and honor, love and suicide.
Seeking revenge on the women who betrayed him, Shunsuke, an aging misogynist, enlists the help of Yuichi, a young homosexual, whose experiences in the gay underworld vividly depict the corruption of postwar Tokyo. Reprint. 15,000...
The Temple of the Golden Pavillion
A hopeless stutterer, taunted by his schoolmates, Mizoguchi feels utterly alone until he becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto. But he quickly becomes obsessed with the temple's beauty, and cannot live in peace as long as...
Ba Ra Kei: Ordeal by Roses
Ba-ra-kei is the fierce and lyrical testament to the legendary Japanese writer Yukio Mishima, who shocked the world when he committed ritual suicide in 1970. The year marked Japan's new economic confidence, and Mishima accused the...
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
Bringing together Mishima's preoccupations with violence, desire, religious life and the history of Japan, this novel is based on an actual incident, the burning of a celebrated temple. The novel is a meditation on the state of...
Haru No Yuki
Haru no yuki or Spring Snow, part one of the tetra-logy The Sea of Fertility. Thrice Nobel nominated Mishima Yukio's final work before he committed ritual suicide. This story sets in 1912 Tokyo where the hermetic world of the...
Honba or Runaway Horses, part two of the tetra-logy The Sea of Fertility. Thrice Nobel nominated Mishima Yukio's final work before he committed ritual suicide. This is an action novel about a secret play that was exposed and...
Akatsuki No Tera
Akatsuki no Tera or The Temple of Dawn, part three of the tetra-logy The Sea of Fertility. Thrice Nobel nominated Mishima Yukio's final work before he committed ritual suicide. This is a psychological novel involving a young...
Tennin Gosui or The Decay of the Angel, part four of The Sea of Fertility. Thrice Nobel nominated Mishima Yukio's final work before he committed ritual suicide. This is a psychological novel involving a young re-born man, a Thai...
Kinkaku-ji or The Golden Temple. Using the actual event of the delibrate torching of the Golden Temple in 1950 as the backdrop, Mishima writes of a young man with a stuttering impediment who becomes obsessed with the Golden...