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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The first novel of Mishima's landmark tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility, Spring Snow is set in Tokyo in 1912, when the hermetic world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders — rich provincial families unburdened by tradition, whose money and vitality make them formidable contenders for social and political power.

Among this rising new elite are the ambitious Matsugae, whose son has been raised in a family of the waning aristocracy, the elegant and attenuated Ayakura. Coming of age, he is caught up in the tensions between old and new — fiercely loving and hating the exquisite, spirited Ayakura Satoko. He suffers in psychic paralysis until the shock of her engagement to a royal prince shows him the magnitude of his passion, and leads to a love affair that is as doomed as it was inevitable.

Review:

"Mishima is like Stendhal in his precise psychological analyses, like Dostoevsky in his explorations of darkly destructive personalities." Christian Science Monitor

Review:

"[The Sea of Fertility] is a literary legacy on the scale of Proust's." National Review

About the Author

Yukio Mishima was born in Tokyo in 1925. He graduated from Tokyo Imperial University, School of Jurisprudence, in 1947. His first published book, The Forest in Full Bloom, appeared in 1944. He established himself as a major author with Confessions of a Mask (1949) and from then until his death he continued to publish novels, short stories, and plays each year. In 1970, at the age of 45, Mishima committed seppuku (ritual suicide) — a spectacular death that attracted worldwide attention. To this day, he is widely considered to be one of the great masters of modern Japanese literature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679722410
Author:
Mishima, Yukio
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Japan Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
0001
Publication Date:
19900431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.03x5.25x.74 in. .64 lbs.

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