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Sun and Steel
Yukio Mishima
4770029039
June 2003
Paperback
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Library Journal
"One of the twentieth century's outstanding statements of literary and personal purpose." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Times Literary Supplement
"Necessary reading." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai
Yamamoto Tsunetomo
4770011067
October 2000
Paperback
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East West Journal
"A guidebook and inspiration for ... anyone interested in achieving a courageous and transcendent understanding of life." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Prof. Ivan Morris
"The most influential of all samurai treatises ever written. " --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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My Mother/Madame Edwarda/The Dead Man
Georges Bataille
0714530042
Sept 2000
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Book Description
My Mother is a unique bildungsroman of a young man's sexual initiation and corruption by his mother.?Publishers WeeklyMy Mother, Madame Edwarda and The Dead Man comprises three short pieces of erotic prose that fuse elements of sex and spirituality in a highly personal vision of the flesh. They present a world of sensation in which only the vaulting demands of disruptive excess and the anguish of heightened awareness can combat the stultifying world of reason and social order. Each of the narratives contains a sense of intoxication and insanity so carefully delineated by the author that it seems to infect the reader. Philosopher, novelist and critic, Georges Bataille is a major figure in twentieth-century literature whose startling and original ideas increasingly exert a vital influence on the shaping of thought,...


Spring Snow (Sea of Fertility #1)
Yukio Mishima
0679722416
April 1990
Paperback
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Review
"Mishima is like Stendhal in his precise psychological analyses, like Dostoevsky in his explorations of darkly destructive personalities."

-- Christian Science Monitor

"[The Sea of Fertility] is a literary legacy on the scale of Proust's."

-- National Review

Translated from the Japanese by Michael Gallagher

Review
"Mishima is like Stendhal in his precise psychological analyses, like Dostoevsky in his explorations of darkly destructive personalities."

-- Christian Science Monitor

"[The Sea of Fertility] is a literary legacy on the scale of Proust's."

-- National Review

Translated from the Japanese by Michael Gallagher

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My Friend Hitler
Yukio Mishima
0231126328
Nov 2002
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Mishima's brilliant plays are unknown outside Japan, something this scholarly yet fluid English-language anthology attempts to change. The five later plays and three dramatic essays include scholarly introductions and footnotes by Sato to help readers decipher the content. Mishima's complex and well-plotted plays are drawn from various sources, but all show his idealism and loyalty to the old Japan, and the common theme of premeditated ritual in four of the five pieces seems to foretell the author's 1970 public suicide. "The Rokumenkan" shows Japan's schizophrenic split between Westernization and nationalism. In "The Decline and Fall of Suzaku," Mishima laments Japan's defeat in World War II. "The Leper King" is based upon the Cambodian legend of Jayavarman VII. "The Wonder Tale: Kabuki" tells the ...


Sound of Waves
Yukio Mishima
0679752684
October 1994
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Written in 1956 and 1959, respectively, this duo represent a hit and a miss. LJ's reviewer found Waves amateurish (LJ 8/56), while Temple was praised by another LJ reviewer (LJ 5/15/59) and Japanese critics, who voted it one of the ten best novels of the year.Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Set in a remote fishing village in Japan, The Sound of Waves is a timeless story of first love. A young fisherman is entranced at the sight of the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the village. They fall in love, but must then endure the calumny and gossip of the villagers.

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My Friend Hitler
Yukio Mishima
0231126336
Nov 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Mishima's brilliant plays are unknown outside Japan, something this scholarly yet fluid English-language anthology attempts to change. The five later plays and three dramatic essays include scholarly introductions and footnotes by Sato to help readers decipher the content. Mishima's complex and well-plotted plays are drawn from various sources, but all show his idealism and loyalty to the old Japan, and the common theme of premeditated ritual in four of the five pieces seems to foretell the author's 1970 public suicide. "The Rokumenkan" shows Japan's schizophrenic split between Westernization and nationalism. In "The Decline and Fall of Suzaku," Mishima laments Japan's defeat in World War II. "The Leper King" is based upon the Cambodian legend of Jayavarman VII. "The Wonder Tale: Kabuki" tells the ...


Confessions of a Mask
Yukio Mishima
081120118X
June 1958
Paperback
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Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai
Yamamoto Tsunetomo
4770029160
September 2002
Hardcover
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East West Journal
"A guidebook and inspiration for ... anyone interested in achieving a courageous and transcendent understanding of life."

Prof. Ivan Morris
"The most influential of all samurai treatises ever written. "

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The Madness and Perversion of Yukio Mishima
Jerry S. Piven
0275979857
May 2004
Hardcover
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Review
“Piven presents a psychoanalytic case study of Mishima, drawing on biographical evidence--particularly from John Nathan's Mishima: A Biography (CH, Mar'75)--to argue for the traumatic, emotionally injurious nature of Mishima's early childhood, spent largely in his grandmother's sickroom....Recommended. All levels.”–Choice

Book Description
This psychological study focuses on one of Japan's most prolific writers, Yukio Mishima, whose fiction was suffused with images of sadomasochism, homosexual rape, hatred of women, vengeance, rage, and humiliation. Mishima's violent homoerotic imagery and fascistic politics have aroused a range of reactions--from hostile criticism to idealizing fantasies and even militant devotion. Still, he has been called an extraordinary talent and...


Thirst for Love
Yukio Mishima
0375705074
Feb 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Published in the United States during the 1960s but written years earlier, this Mishima trio, while vastly different in plot, all sport the common theme of idealism destroyed by reality. Nearly three decades after his death, Mishima continues to be a compelling novelist. (LJ 1/15/63, LJ 3/15/68, LJ 9/1/69) Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Japanese


Runaway Horses (Sea of Fertility #2)
Yukio Mishima
0679722408
April 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
The chronicle of a conspiracy and a novel about the roots and nature of Japanese fanaticism in the years that led to war--an era marked by depression, social change and political violence.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Japanese

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After the Banquet
Yukio Mishima
0375705155
Feb 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Published in the United States during the 1960s but written years earlier, this Mishima trio, while vastly different in plot, all sport the common theme of idealism destroyed by reality. Nearly three decades after his death, Mishima continues to be a compelling novelist. (LJ 1/15/63, LJ 3/15/68, LJ 9/1/69) Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Japanese


Forbidden Colors
Yukio Mishima
0375705163
Feb 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Published in the United States during the 1960s but written years earlier, this Mishima trio, while vastly different in plot, all sport the common theme of idealism destroyed by reality. Nearly three decades after his death, Mishima continues to be a compelling novelist. (LJ 1/15/63, LJ 3/15/68, LJ 9/1/69) Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Japanese


Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
Yukio Mishima
0679750150
May 1994
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Japanese


Escape from the Wasteland
Susan Napier
067426181X
Apr 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Lurid depictions of sex and impotence, themes of emperor worship and violence, the use of realism and myth--these characterize the fiction of Mishima Yukio and Oe Kenzaburo. Napier discovers surprising similarities as well as provocative dissimilarities in the work of two writers of radically different political orientations. Napier places Yukio's and Kenzaburo's fiction in the context of postwar Japanese political and social realities and, in a new preface for the paperback edition, reflects on each writer's position in the tradition of Japanese literature.

About the Author
Susan J. Napier is Professor of Japanese Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.


The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
Yukio Mishima
0679752706
October 1994
Paperback
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Review
"Beautifully translated... Mishima re-erects Kyoto, plain and mountain, monastery, temple, town, as Victor Hugo made Paris out of Notre Dame."

-- The Nation

"An amazing literary feat in its minute delineation of a neurotic personality."

-- Chicago Tribune

Translated from the Japanese by Ivan Morris

Review
"Beautifully translated... Mishima re-erects Kyoto, plain and mountain, monastery, temple, town, as Victor Hugo made Paris out of Notre Dame."

-- The Nation

"An amazing literary feat in its minute delineation of a neurotic personality."

-- Chicago Tribune

Translated from the Japanese by Ivan Morris

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The Decay of the Angel (Sea of Fertility #4)
Yukio Mishima
0679722432
April 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
The dramatic climax of the SEA OF FERTILITY, bringing together the dominant themes of the three previous novels; the decay of Japan's courtly tradition and samurai ideal, and the essence and value of Buddhist philosophy.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Japanese

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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
Yukio Mishima
0679433155
Mar 1995
Hardcover
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Review
"Beautifully translated... Mishima re-erects Kyoto, plain and mountain, monastery, temple, town, as Victor Hugo made Paris out of Notre Dame."

-- The Nation

"An amazing literary feat in its minute delineation of a neurotic personality."

-- Chicago Tribune

Translated from the Japanese by Ivan Morris --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Introduction by Donald Keene; Translation by Ivan Morris

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