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Death in Midsummer and Other Stories - Yukio Mishima, Donald Keene, Ivan Morris, Geoffrey Sargent, Edward Seidensticker
Death in Midsummer and Other Stories
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Recognized throughout the world for his brilliance as a novelist and playwright, Yukio Mishima is also noted as a master of the short story in his native Japan. Here nine of his finest stories, selected by Mishima himself, represent his extraordinary ability to depict a wide variety of human... show more
Recognized throughout the world for his brilliance as a novelist and playwright, Yukio Mishima is also noted as a master of the short story in his native Japan. Here nine of his finest stories, selected by Mishima himself, represent his extraordinary ability to depict a wide variety of human beings in moments of significance. Often his characters are modern Japanese who turn out to be not so liberated from the past as they had thought.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780811201179 (0811201171)
ASIN: 811201171
Publisher: New Directions
Pages no: 181
Edition language: English
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Bookivorous
Bookivorous rated it
4.0 Death in Midsummer and Other Stories
OK he had some character flaws. OK he could be a bore, in that special ultra-right way: all headbands and samurai poses. But Mishima was also a brilliant observer of post-war Japanese culture and this collection contains some of his finest stories. 'Three Million Yen' is my favourite, but they're al...
brilliant years
brilliant years rated it
3.0 [Review] Death in Midsummer and Other Stories
Not my style to be honest. I was incredibly discouraged after the first three stories. I ended up particularly liking Patriotism and Onnagata. Doujoji and The Seven Bridges were okay. I hated Thermos Bottles, and don't really care about the other stories.
the terror of whatever
the terror of whatever rated it
2.0
It's very good but too sad and hopeless for me. I'm sorry you were so depressed, Yukio Mishima. I hope it helped you feel a little bit better to write these sad, sad stories.
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