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After expressing interest in exploring Mishima’s work, I was encouraged to start with The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea. Going into it with a fairly basic understanding of Mishima’s life made certain nuances of the story take on a darker tone than they would have otherwise, but I suppose everyone will take from the experience what they will. 338 more words
The best novelists see the world more through their characters’ eyes and hearts. Japanese publisher, Kodansha, assembled a collection of essays of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics by some of Japan’s most prominent writers in the book, A Literary Writers’ Record of the Tokyo Olympics. 1,096 more words
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Where the cypress grove gave away to a grove of cryptomeria, there stood a lone nemu tree. The soft clusters of leaves in among the hard needles of the cryptomerias were like wraiths, like afternoon slumber.
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I have known secret pride and pleasure in seeing the concept on the horizon gradually take shape. I have put my hand in from outside the world and created something, and I have not tasted the sensation of being brought into the world.