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Dead Leaves

Day 23

This one’s for the Haibun Monday Challenge over at dVerse! The challenge was to write about what you do to empty your mind and relax. 65 more words

Writing

Beauty Itself Became a Deadly Enemy

The very excellent Mishima scholar Donald Keene briefly discusses the English publication of The Temple of the Golden Pavilion almost exactly 57 years ago.

What transforms this world is — knowledge.

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Philosophical Literature

Book Review: Spring Snow by Yukio Mishima

Spring Snow by Yukio Mishima

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Spring Snow is not a book you can rush through. The very style and period of writing gives it a reserved and restrained feel, as if it’s almost impolite to be reading it any quicker. 247 more words

Review

The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea by Yukio Mishima

Background

Yukio Mishima was a twentieth century Japanese author, poet, playwright, actor, model and film director. He was also an ardent nationalist, with extreme right wing views. 2,053 more words

Book Reviews

literary mood~

Everything has turned sour, I’ll never be carried away with joy again. There’s a terrible clarity dominating everything. As though the world were made of crystal so that you only have to flick part of it with your fingernail for a tiny shudder to run through it all.… And then the loneliness—it’s something that burns.

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Literature

Ah, Here We Are: A Lesson in Double Standards with Kazu & Totsuka (After the Banquet)

In light of the election year, I’ve decided to use dialogue from a couple of books that I’ve read in the recent past that deal with the power of politics and the impact it has on individual’s lives. 1,402 more words

Dialogue Post

The Friend's Counsel

For you, the shadows are a dark tongued language,
and you find in them, all the tones
of that foreign land that echoes you.
I have always thrived in the dazzle… 99 more words

Poetry