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The madness and perversion of Yukio Mishima

Author: Jerry S Piven
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An intriguing psychological study of one of Japan's most infamous literary figures, Mishima--a prolific writer who disemboweled himself at what might have been the height of his creativity.

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Named Person: Yukio Mishima; Yukio Mishima
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry S Piven
ISBN: 0275979857 9780275979850
OCLC Number: 54460416
Language Note: Parts of translation from Japanese by the author.
Description: xii, 273 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Disease, misogyny, narcissism, and vengeance --
Narcissistic revenge and suicide --
Steel and wax: Icarus and the decay of the angel --
Culture, perversion, and patriotism : psychological and sociocultural analysis of Mishima --
Homoeroticism, schizoid vengeance, and misogyny in Forbidden colors --
Impotence, the feminine, and death in The Temple of the Golden Pavilion --
Voyeurism and rage in The Sailor who fell from grace with the sea --
Psychological postscript.
Responsibility: Jerry S. Piven.
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.,." Piven has written a brilliant definitive exploration of the life and writings of Mishima. It is an excellent insightful psychobiography.... Anyone interested in psychohistory or psychobiography Read more...

 
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