Mishima: A Vision of the Void by Marguerite Yourcenar

Mishima: A Vision of the Void

byMarguerite Yourcenar

Paperback | September 1, 2001

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On November 25, 1970, Japan's most renowned postwar novelist, Yukio Mishima, stunned the world by committing ritual suicide. Here, Marguerite Yourcenar, a brilliant reader of Mishima and a scholar with an eye for the cultural roles of fiction, unravels the author's life and politics: his affection for Western culture, his family and his homosexuality, his brilliant writings, and his carefully premeditated death.

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Marguerite Yourcenar's (1903-1987) many works include A Coin in Nine Hands, Fires, Two Lives and a Dream, and A Blue Tale, all available from the University of Chicago Press.
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Title:Mishima: A Vision of the VoidFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.5 inPublished:September 1, 2001Publisher:University of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226965325

ISBN - 13:9780226965321

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Energy is Eternal Delight
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

But if the salt have lost his savour,
wherewith shall it be salted?

Die in your thoughts every morning
and you will no longer fear death.