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Death in Midsummer and Other Stories

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Publisher Comments:

Nine of Yukio Mishima's finest stories were selected by Mishima himself for translation in this book; they represent his extraordinary ability to depict a wide variety of human beings in moments of significance. Often his characters are sophisticated modern Japanese who turn out to be not so liberated from the past as they had thought.

Synopsis:

Recognized throughout the world for his brilliance as a novelist and playwright, Yukio Mishima is also noted as a master of the short story in his native Japan, where the form is practiced as a major art.

About the Author

Yukio Mishima (1925-1970) was many people. The best known in Japan of the writers to emerge there after World War II, he was by far the most published abroad. Mishima completed his first novel the year he entered the University of Tokyo. More followed (some twenty-three, the last completed the day of his death in November, 1970), along with more than forty play, over ninety short stories, several poetry and travel volumes and hundreds of essays. Influenced by European literature, in which he was exceptionally well read, he was an interpreter to his own people of Japan's ancient virtues, to which he urged a return. He had sung on the stage, starred in and directed movies and was a noted practitioner of Japan's traditional martial arts. He seemed at the height of his career and vitality at the age of forty-five, when after a demonstration in the public interest he committed suicide by ceremonial seppuku.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811201179
Subtitle:
And Other Stories
Author:
Mishima, Yukio
Publisher:
New Directions
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Japan Social life and customs.
Subject:
Mishima, Yukio
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19660117
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.6 in 0.465 lb

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