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Het Gouden Paviljoen (1956) - Yukio Mishima

Ik las Het Gouden Paviljoen van Yukio Mishima, zoals vertaald door C. Ouwehand althans. Het viel me helaas erg tegen, maar dat ligt niet alléén aan het boek: altijd wanneer ik vooraf van een bepaald boek al denk, … 912 more words

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Yukio Mishima's death poem

Mishima died on this day in 1970. The very excellent Damian Flanagan marking this event a year ago.

The sheaths of swords rattle
As after years of endurance…

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Philosophical Literature

Purity and the Desire for Death

I’ve finished reading Runaway Horses, the second book in the Sea of Fertility tetralogy by Yukio Mishima; it is astonishing in its beauty and has sparked the thoughts below.  590 more words


Patriotism - Yukio Mishima (Book Review)

The image is explained by the fact the book has a white cover… oh well. This book was presented to me as an example of Japanese literature. 380 more words

Book Reviews



1. Mirror Contract

The photograph shows a room in a flat in West Berlin—155 Hauptstraße, Schöneberg. David Bowie lies on his side on his bed. 5,714 more words

David Bowie

I Will Fall For You...

I did like The Master And Margarita…all that I could follow of it. And I’ll probably read it again in the near future…and try it in one quick (for me!) reading. 13 more words


The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea (Yukio Mishima – 1963, 1994 Vintage International)

The Japanese writer Yukio Mishima was already a famous and popular figure in his native country before he attempted to overthrow his regional government and killed himself in 1970.  1,324 more words