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The temple of the golden pavilion

Author: Yukio Mishima; Ivan Morris
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1971, ©1959.
Series: UNESCO collection of representative works., Japanese series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The novel is loosely based on the burning of the Reliquary (or Golden Pavilion) of Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto by a young Buddhist acolyte in 1950. The pavilion, dating from before 1400, was a national monument that had been spared destruction many times throughout history, and the arson shocked Japan. The story is narrated by Mizoguchi, the disturbed acolyte in question, who is afflicted with a stutter, and who recounts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yukio Mishima; Ivan Morris
OCLC Number: 15309186
Description: xix, 262 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Series Title: UNESCO collection of representative works., Japanese series.
Other Titles: Kinkakuji.
Responsibility: by Yukio Mishima ; translated by Ivan Morris ; Introduction by Nancy Wilson Ross ; drawings by Fumi Komatsu.

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The novel is loosely based on the burning of the Reliquary (or Golden Pavilion) of Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto by a young Buddhist acolyte in 1950. The pavilion, dating from before 1400, was a national monument that had been spared destruction many times throughout history, and the arson shocked Japan. The story is narrated by Mizoguchi, the disturbed acolyte in question, who is afflicted with a stutter, and who recounts his obsession with beauty and the growth of his urge to destroy it. The novel also includes one of Mishima's most memorable characters, Mizoguchi's club-footed, deeply cynical friend Kashiwagi, who gives his own highly individual twist to various Zen parables (koan).--Wikipedia.

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