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The last great Japanese writer

Well of course the reference is to Mishima. Lee Jay Walker grasps the significance of Mishima.

[T]he genius of Yukio Mishima is that his books – and thinking – fused the complexities facing individuals in this new world of opportunity – and in the new world of forgetting the past that irked this amazing writer.

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Philosophical Literature

Japan Should Play the Role of Consoling the Whole Ancestral Spirits and Human Beings

The other day, I watched on TV the late Mr. Yukio Mishima, a Japanese famous novelist, saying “Human beings are not strong enough to live and die only for the sake of themselves. 585 more words


November 17, 2017

Do you ever have the feeling that there is something new around the corner? That if you just take a moment and listen to the air around you you’ll notice a shift in the wind? 1,975 more words

David Lynch

Spring Snow (The Sea of Fertility #1) by Yukio Mishima

Spring Snow is a historical fiction novel by Yukio Mishima, which explores several wealthy characters in Japan during the early years of the Taisho period. 617 more words

Book Review

Cinematic Nihilism Presentation at College of Marin

On October 26th I delivered a presentation on my new book, Cinematic Nihilism, at the College of Marin. This video of the presentation is about 56 minutes long and includes a group discussion at the end. 18 more words


Surviving in the routine when, a couple of months ago, the good fortune brought me  “The Temple of Dawn”, by Yukio Mishima,  from a second hand bookshop nearby. 190 more words


The Sound of Waves

The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima (1925 – 1970) was first published in 1954 in Japanese. If you do not know who Mishima was, then you are missing out on one of the scandalous stories of the century. 1,183 more words