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Meredith Weatherby
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Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 3 years ago
Like most of the Japanese fiction that I have read this is delicate and precise. As such you have to read it slowly and absorb it carefully.It is really a very simple love story and basically a novella rather than a novel, at least in form if not technically. The characterization is extremely wel...
Nicole~ rated it 4 years ago
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...
Lotus wild over sakura
Lotus wild over sakura rated it 5 years ago
“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. ...
Rowena's Reviews
Rowena's Reviews rated it 6 years ago
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...
kerry rated it 50 years ago
A sweet and simple love story, emphasis on the word simple. It was a nice read, but I was expecting a bit more, taking into account that Mishima was considered Japan's Steinbeck. I was also a bit disappointed that he spend more time elaborating about Shinji's time on the boat instead of the pearl di...
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