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The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima - Review

“Glory, as anyone knows, is bitter stuff.”

I picked up The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima because the author was a body-builder and martial artist who tried to topple the Japanese government through a rousing speech, and, when that failed, stabbed himself in the stomach. 377 more words


Doodle 064 | an 8 x 8 summer

A rambling of words and quotes as I explore my thoughts over the summer in a series of eight ideas–

eight: figure eights

Schoolhouse Rock’s “ 1,174 more words

Daily Doodles

#WQWWC - Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge - Beauty

So, here it is… That time again! Time to get your quote selected so you can come up with a creative story, poem, or whatever else you would like to share about your quote. 740 more words

Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge

Beyond-the-Grave Buzz for FLAPPERHOUSE X!

Some of literature’s deadest legends are buzzing about our latest issue, FLAPPERHOUSE X (now available in print & digital PDF editions)!

“If you haven’t got it, you can’t show it. 196 more words


Quote of the Week: Yukio Mishima "Sword"

He would just have to put up with it; if you couldn’t bear even one single thing through to the end, then you might as well give up entirely. 41 more words


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


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