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The decay of the angel

Author: Yukio Mishima; Edward Seidensticker
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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"Yukio Mishima's The Decay of the Angel is the final novel in his masterful tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility. It is the last installment of Shigekuni Honda's pursuit of the successive reincarnations of his childhood friend Kiyoaki Matsugae. It is the late 1960s and Honda, now an aged and wealthy man, once more encounters a person he believes to be a reincarnation of his friend, Kiyoaki -- this time restored to life  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Translation into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970.
Decay of the angel.
New York, Knopf; [distributed by Random House] 1974
(OCoLC)582746942
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yukio Mishima; Edward Seidensticker
ISBN: 0394466136 9780394466132
OCLC Number: 763632
Language Note: Text in English translated from the Japanese.
Notes: Translation of Tennin gosui.
The final novel in the Sea of Fertility tetralogy.
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Description: 236 pages ; 22 cm.
Other Titles: Tennin gosui.
Responsibility: Yukio Mishima ; translated from the Japanese by Edward G. Seidensticker.

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"Yukio Mishima's The Decay of the Angel is the final novel in his masterful tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility. It is the last installment of Shigekuni Honda's pursuit of the successive reincarnations of his childhood friend Kiyoaki Matsugae. It is the late 1960s and Honda, now an aged and wealthy man, once more encounters a person he believes to be a reincarnation of his friend, Kiyoaki -- this time restored to life as a teenage orphan, Tōru. Adopting the boy as his heir, Honda quickly finds that Tōru is a force to be reckoned with. The final novel of this celebrated tetralogy weaves together the dominant themes of the previous three novels in the series: the decay of Japan's courtly tradition; the essence and value of Buddhist philosophy and aesthetics; and, underlying all, Mishima's apocalyptic vision of the modern era."--Publisher's description.

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