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The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea - Yukio Mishima, John Nathan
The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
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"The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea" tells of a band of savage thirteen-year-old boys who reject the adult world as illusory, hypocritical, and sentimental, and train themselves in a brutal callousness they call 'ojectivity'. When the mother of one of them begins an affair with a ship's... show more
"The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea" tells of a band of savage thirteen-year-old boys who reject the adult world as illusory, hypocritical, and sentimental, and train themselves in a brutal callousness they call 'ojectivity'. When the mother of one of them begins an affair with a ship's officer, he and his friends idealize the man at first; but it is not long before they conclude that he is in fact soft and romantic. They regard their disappointment in him as an act of betrayal on his part and react violently.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679750154 (0679750150)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 181
Edition language: English
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riley
riley rated it
At some level I think that this is about the potential problems inherent in a society accepting the truth of our objective reality, and embracing the philosophy of existentialism (at least in its least systematized forms). Mishima seems to be suggesting that not only will children be unable to grow ...
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Mishima was a genius when it came to writing his anti-hero. He found the vilest darkness in the hearts of men and weaved it in a beautiful tapestry of horrors. BAM! There goes your own sanity as Mishima playfully smashes all the goodness you believed in. Not a book for everyone, but definitely a boo...
Osho
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5.0 The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
Books read in the past:One of the creepier and more chilling novels I've read, and certainly so by volume. Mishima packs in a great deal of cold contempt with spare language, vivid images, and terrifying outcomes. An eloquent and enduring novel with long-lasting resonance.
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