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Confessions of a Mask - Yukio Mishima
Confessions of a Mask
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780720610314 (0720610311)
Publisher: Peter Owen
Pages no: 224
Edition language: Japanese
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Nicole~ rated it
4.0 Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima
Confessions of a Mask (1949) rocketed Yukio Mishima to the literary prominence he so desperately sought as a struggling modern writer. The novel explores the obsessions of a young man suffering inwardly with erotic fantasies of men, beauty and violence. He strains to conform to a heterosexual life w...
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Lotus wild over sakura rated it
“What we call evil is the instability inherent in all mankind which drives man outside and beyond himself toward an unfathomable something, exactly as though nature had bequeathed to our souls an ineradicable portion of instability from her store of ancient chaos.”- Stephan Zweig. ...
Dreamworld rated it
The story was beautifully written, however I felt suffocated halfway through the story. I understand the protagonist's pains and suffers, he has to hide behind a mask so that he wont shunned out from the society. (Remind me of LGBT in this country. yah, I don't want to talk much about it.) So, basic...
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Rowena's Reviews rated it
What a great book! Mishima did a great job of depicting the story of a Japanese adolescent in Japanese society realizing that he is gay and thus having to wear a mask to hide his true self. There is so much mental confusion going through the protagonist's head, a great psychological account not only...
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