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The temple of the golden pavilion

Author: Yukio Mishima
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2001, ©1959.
Series: Vintage classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bringing together Mishima's preoccupations with violence, desire, religious life and the history of Japan, this novel is based on an actual incident, the burning of a celebrated temple. The novel is a meditation on the state of Japan in the post-war period.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yukio Mishima
ISBN: 0099285673 9780099285670
OCLC Number: 59538672
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Notes: Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1959.
Description: 247 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Vintage classics.
Other Titles: Kinkakuji.
Responsibility: Yukio Mishima ; translated by Ivan Morris.

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"A dark vision...a beautiful, disturbing novel" * Los Angeles Times * "Mishima writes with a fury that seldom flags" * Glasgow Herald * "Glitters with images of beauty and destruction, cruelty and Read more...

 
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