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The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea

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


Mishima and Masculinity

This article featured in the “politically incorrect” (whatever the fuck that means) Return Of Kings blog.

Philosophical Literature

Tragic Manhood

Still reeling from having seen British auteur Christopher Nolan’s latest cinematic gift, Dunkirk, I am reminded of the following statement from Yukio Mishima:

The average age for a man in the Bronze Age was eighteen, in the Roman era, twenty-two. 1,115 more words

Japan's Team - The Oriental Witches of the 1964 Olympics Part 4: Japan’s Great Novelists Reflect

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


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.

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