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Yukio Mishima
Birth date: January 14, 1925
Died: November 25, 1970
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 months ago
(Original Review, 1981-04-24)“They performed in silence. He trembled a little out of vanity, as when he had first scaled the mast. The woman’s lower body, like a hibernating animal half asleep, moved lethargically under the quilts; he sensed the stars of night tilting dangerously at the top of the m...
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Julian Meynell's Books rated it 2 years ago
This is my second book by Mishima. My first was the Sound of the Waves which is a simple love story, and basically a Novella. This is very different. The Temple of the Golden Pavillion is transgressive literature and very good. It is apparently based on real events. The story concerns a young Buddhi...
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Bloodorange rated it 3 years ago
This is a collection of stories by Yukio Mishima, showcasing stories such as 'Onnagata', 'A List of Bridges', 'The Priest of Shiga Temple and His Love', 'Patriotism', 'Death in Midsummer', 'Sunday', 'Fountains in the Rain' and 'Pearl'. The aim was to show Mishima's versatility, but I must say it was...
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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...
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