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Pearls #1163: Patriotismby Yukio Mishima
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By now, Yukio Mishima's (1925-1970) dramatic demise through an act of after an inflammatory public speech has become the stuff of literary legend. With , Mishima was able to give his heartwrenching patriotic idealism an immortal vessel. A lieutenant in the Japanese army comes home to his wife and informs her that his closest friends have become mutineers. He and his beautiful loyal wife decide to end their lives together. In unwavering detail Mishima describes Shinji and Reiko making love for the last time and the couple's that follows.
One of the most powerful short stories ever written: Yukio Mishima's masterpiece about the erotics of patriotism and honor, love and suicide.
One of the most powerful short stories ever written, this work discusses the dynamics of patriotism and honor, love and suicide.
About the Author
Yukio Mishima(1925'"1970), pseudonym of Kimitake Hiraoka, is widely regarded as the preeminent Japanese writer and playwright of the 20th century.
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