Mishima: A Vision of the Void

Paperback | September 1, 2001

byMarguerite Yourcenar

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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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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 hi...

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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 hi...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.5 inPublished:September 1, 2001Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0226965325

ISBN - 13:9780226965321

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Table of Contents

Energy is Eternal Delight
WILLIAM BLAKE
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

But if the salt have lost his savour,
wherewith shall it be salted?
MATTHEW 5:13

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