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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

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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


The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima - Review

“Glory, as anyone knows, is bitter stuff.”

I picked up The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima because the author was a body-builder and martial artist who tried to topple the Japanese government through a rousing speech, and, when that failed, stabbed himself in the stomach. 377 more words


Doodle 064 | an 8 x 8 summer

A rambling of words and quotes as I explore my thoughts over the summer in a series of eight ideas–

eight: figure eights

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