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Conversation between Yukio Mishima and John Bester

A tape recording of a conversation with novelist Yukio Mishima (1925-70) has been found in which he talked about his view of literature and life and death about nine months before he committed suicide by disembowelment. — The Japan News

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Rating the Anime of Fall 2016, Part 2

(Here is the second part of my fall 2016 review.  Enjoy!)

3) Izetta: the Last Witch – ★★★★

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Mishima and Bowie

To mark two close but significant Bowie dates (8th and 10th January) once again check out Chris O’Leary’s terrific Pushing Ahead of the Dame “Tulmudic”-like blog. 90 more words

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Experimental Translation: Yukio Mishima Golden Pavilion

I was reading the translation, and I realized exactly how much had been butchered. The English plays out the grammar in full, but that misses out on the little elegant turns that makes Mishima great. 171 more words

“The law is an accumulation of tireless attempts to block a man’s desire to change life into an instant of poetry. Certainly it would not be right to let everybody exchange his life for a line of poetry written in a splash of blood.

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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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