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Yukio Mishima
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Yukio Mishima

Damian Flanagan

In his radically new analysis of an extraordinary life, Damian Flanagan moves away from the stereotypical depiction of Mishima as a right-wing nationalist and aesthete and presents him as a man utterly obsessed with time -...

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The Life and Death of Yukio Mishima
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The Life and Death of Yukio Mishima

Henry Scott Stokes

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.

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After the Banquet
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After the Banquet

Yukio Mishima

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...

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The Temple of Dawn
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The Temple of Dawn

Yukio Mishima

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.

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Temple of the Golden Pavillion
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Temple of the Golden Pavillion

Yukio Mishima

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...

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The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
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The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

Yukio Mishima

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...

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Patriotism
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Patriotism

Yukio Mishima, Geoffrey W. Sargent

One of the most powerful short stories ever written, this work discusses the dynamics of patriotism and honor, love and suicide.

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Thirst for Love
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Thirst for Love

Yukio Mishima

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...

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Confessions of a Mask
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Confessions of a Mask

Yukio Mishima

One of the classics of modern Japanese fiction.

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Runaway Horses
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Runaway Horses

Yukio Mishima

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...

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The Decay of the Angel
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The Decay of the Angel

Yukio Mishima

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...

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Spring Snow
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Spring Snow

Yukio Mishima

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...

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The Madness and Perversion of Yukio Mishima
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The Madness and Perversion of Yukio Mishima

Jerry Piven

An intriguing psychological study of one of Japan's most infamous literary figures, Mishima--a prolific writer who disemboweled himself at what might have been the height of his creativity.

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Deadly Dialectics: Sex, Violence and Nihilism in the World of Yukio Mishima
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Deadly Dialectics: Sex, Violence and Nihilism in the World of Yukio Mishima

Roy Starrs

This study gives an account of Mishima's intellectual background and thought processes. Treating his major works as philosophical novels in the context of the German tradition, Starrs aims to show the reaction and relation between...

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My Friend Hitler: And Other Plays
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My Friend Hitler: And Other Plays

Yukio Mishima, Hiroaki Sato

Mishima (1925-70) wrote four of the five plays selected were during his last three years, and though Sato did not have a theme in mind, he finds that they all relate to the Japanese playwright's theology, an amalgam of the...

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Temple of the Golden Pavillion
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Temple of the Golden Pavillion

Yukio Mishima

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...

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Five Modern No Plays
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Five Modern No Plays

Yukio Mishima, Professor Donald Keene

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...

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Spring Snow
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Spring Snow

Yukio Mishima

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.

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My Friend Hitler: And Other Plays
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My Friend Hitler: And Other Plays

Yukio Mishima, Hiroaki Sato

Mishima (1925-70) wrote four of the five plays selected were during his last three years, and though Sato did not have a theme in mind, he finds that they all relate to the Japanese playwright's theology, an amalgam of the...

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Escape from the Wasteland: Romanticism and Realism in the Fiction of Mishima Yukio and Oe Kenzaburo
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Escape from the Wasteland: Romanticism and Realism in the Fiction of Mishima Yukio and Oe Kenzaburo

Susan Napier

This work looks at the similarities and dissimilarities in the work of Mishima Yukio and Oe Kenzaburo, two writers of radically different political persuasions. It puts the writers' work in the perspective of postwar Japanese...

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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

Yukio Mishima, Donald Keene (Emeritus Professor of Japanese Literature, Columbia University, New York, USA), Ivan Morris

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...

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Haru No Yuki
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Haru No Yuki

Yukio Mishima

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...

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Honba
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Honba

Yukio Mishima

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...

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Akatsuki No Tera
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Akatsuki No Tera

Yukio Mishima

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...

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Tennin-Gosui
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Tennin-Gosui

Yukio Mishima

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...

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Kinkakuji
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Kinkakuji

Yukio Mishima

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...

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