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The life and death of Yukio Mishima

Author: Henry Scott-Stokes
Publisher: New York : Cooper Square Press ; [Place of publication not identified] : Distributed by National Book Network, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Cooper Square Press edView all editions and formats
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On November 25, 1970, Yukio Mishima -- author of the masterpiece tetralogy Sea of Fertility and the most gifted Japanese writer of the modern era -- shocked his nation when he took a leading general hostage and exhorted soldiers of the Jietai (Japan's Self Defense Forces) to incite a coup d'etat. When his extraordinary scheme failed, he participated in a shinju (ritual double-suicide for love) ... Henry Scott  Read more...
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Named Person: Yukio Mishima; Yukio Mishima
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Scott-Stokes
ISBN: 0815410743 9780815410744
OCLC Number: 44313407
Notes: Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1974.
Description: viii, 315 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1 The Last Day --
2 Early Life (1925-39) --
3 The Making of Yukio Mishima (1940-49) --
4 The Four Rivers (1950-70).
Responsibility: Henry Scott Stokes.

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This incisive biography begins withthe spectacularly tragic last day of the militant Japanese novelist, perhaps best known for his monumental four-book masterpiece The Sea of Fertility.  Read more...

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A brilliant, riveting portrayal not only of Mishima, but also of the upper orders in Japan -- Tom Wolfe The book is humane, intelligent, and probably as close as a Western reader is likely to get to Read more...

 
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