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Movie review: Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

By Franz

This is one of the most underrated movies ever and trust me, I hate saying any movie is underrated, but this truly is. I have never heard people talking about this, even though it was directed (and co-written) by Paul Schrader (screenwriter of Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, etc), produced by Francis Ford Coppola and George fucking Lucas and it even had narration by Roy Scheider. 2,015 more words


Wasted by Words

‘I have often noticed that after I had bestowed on the characters of my novels some treasured item of my past, it would pine away in the artificial world where I had so abruptly placed it. 280 more words

Mario Bellatin's Writers (2) - Yukio Mishima

Mario Bellatin is a trickster who loves to sow confusion. I recently wrote about Bellatin’s 2012 book Shiki Nagaoka: A Nose for Fiction, his fake biography of a non-existent Japanese writer. 746 more words

Book Reviews

The Active Life

‘Having a horror of any action, he keeps telling himself: ‘Movement, what folly!’ It is not so much events which vex him as the notion of participating in them; and he bestirs himself only in order to turn away from them. 496 more words

Mishima's Beautiful Death

A dying youth wakes up from his brief slumber. He is suddenly wide awake and alert. He turns to his best friend as if he has seen a ghost. 1,275 more words



The story takes place in Japan’s era of right-wing¬†militarism and Imperialism. The main protagonist struggles from an early age with the painful fact that he is unlike other young men. 240 more words


Day and Night

‘True knowledge comes down to vigils in the darkness: the sum of our insomnias alone distinguishes us from the animals and from our kind. What rich or strange idea was ever the work of a sleeper? 350 more words