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- AkutagawaRyūnosuke -

Ryunosuke Akutagawa has been a very interesting writer in my eyes, in a different context from his fellow novelists such as Yukio Mishima. Whilst Mishima and Yasunari Kawabata focused a lot of their writing in the pursuit of beauty, Ryunosuke on the other hand written a lot about human interaction in a terrifying way. 164 more words

Books & Songs

Quote of the Week: Yukio Mishima, "Confessions of a Mask"

It’s a common failing of childhood to think that if one makes a hero out of a demon the demon will be satisfied.45 more words


A Rebirth (Of Sorts)

Just a few minutes ago, I finished reading Yukio Mishima’s short story Patriotism, along with other works such as Raymond Carver’s Cathedral. All of it was for a Thursday writing class. 265 more words

Life Away From The Pen


I’ve just finished reading Yukio Mishima’s The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea. I continue my fascination with this hauntingly poetic and brutally beautiful writer. 448 more words

Yukio Mishima

PROCESS: Jeanne Thornton

So has anyone here ever read Yukio Mishima’s Sun and Steel? I couldn’t get through it. It’s a weird little philosophy book about weightlifting. According to Mishima, you can’t… 1,367 more words


Five Modern Nō Plays - Yukio Mishima

Hanako : I wait.
Jitsuko : I wait for nothing.

Songs of a lonely heart flying from the gentle folds of the fan signalling the melancholic air to chant sermons of an unrequited love ; the capricious love muffling the voices of a damask drum ; the viciousness of love nurtured by the obstinacy of the heart spilling its vengeance in a haunted soul ; the arrogance of beauty nestled in narcissistic love humbled by the aloofness of a gravestone and the nothingness of love dissolving into a philosophical profundity dreaming the richness of love on a mystifying Kantan pillow. 1,732 more words


Quote Of The Day: 01/18/2015

Words are a medium that reduces reality to abstraction for transmission to our reason, and in their power to corrode reality inevitably lurks the danger that the words will be corroded too.

– Yukio Mishima