The Temple Of The Golden Pavilion

This powerful story of dedication and sacrifice brings together Mishima's preoccupations with violence, desire, religion and national history to dazzling effect.

Author: Yukio Mishima

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407053884

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Because of the boyhood trauma of seeing his mother make love to another man in the presence of his dying father, Mizoguchi becomes a hopeless stutterer. Taunted by his schoolmates, he feels utterly alone untill he becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto, where he develops an all-consuming obsession with the temple's beauty. This powerful story of dedication and sacrifice brings together Mishima's preoccupations with violence, desire, religion and national history to dazzling effect.

Temple of the Golden Pavilion The

Because this novel, arguably Mishima's best, reflects the author's suicidal tendencies, it also offers us insight into one of the twentieth century's greatest and most complex literary icons.

Author: 由紀夫·三島

Publisher: PeriplusEdition

ISBN: 9784805306376

Category: Arson

Page: 262

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Mizoguchi has been mentally troubled since he witnessed his mother's infidelity in the presence of his dying father. Mizoguchi feels utterly abandoned and alone until he becomes a pdest at Kinka-kuji, a famous Buddhist temple in Kyoto. Failing in his quest to find the warmth of human companionship in the temple, the young man, tormented by the temple's exquisite beauty, decides to destroy himself and all he loves. He feels he cannot live in peace as long as the temple exists. Mizoguchi, like many other troubled Mishima heroes, becomes obsessed with unattainable ideals. The Temple of the Golden Pavilion reflects Mishima's preoccupations with beauty and death in a clear and unmistakable manner. It is also an excellent example of a theme that frequently arises in Mishima's work: the resentment of the object of desire. Because this novel, arguably Mishima's best, reflects the author's suicidal tendencies, it also offers us insight into one of the twentieth century's greatest and most complex literary icons.







Escape from the Wasteland

WHEN YOU MEET THE BUDDHA , KILL THE BUDDHA : THE TEMPLE OF THE GOLDEN PAVILION The Temple of the Golden Pavilion offers one of modern Japanese literature ' s most brilliant meditations on desire , the Other , and the imaginary .

Author: Susan Jolliffe Napier

Publisher: Harvard Univ Asia Center

ISBN: 9780674261815

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 258

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Lurid depictions of sex and impotence, themes of emperor worship and violence, the use of realism and myth - these characterize the fiction of Mishima Yukio and Oe Kenzaburo. Napier discovers similarities as well as dissimilarities in the work of two writers of radically different political orientations. Napier places Yukio's and Kenzaburo's fiction in the context of postwar Japanese political and social realities and, in a new preface for the paperback edition, reflects on each writer's position in the tradition of Japanese literature.

The Temple Of Dawn

Mishima’s literary powers are on full display in his penultimate novel that is a meditation on reincarnation and Buddhist philosophy.

Author: Yukio Mishima

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407053620

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Mishima’s literary powers are on full display in his penultimate novel that is a meditation on reincarnation and Buddhist philosophy. Honda, a brilliant lawyer and man of reason, is called to Bangkok on legal business, where he is granted an audience with a young Thai princess - an encounter that radically alters the course of his life. He is convinced she is a reincarnated spirit, and undertakes a long, arduous pilgrimage to the holy places of India, where, in the climactic scene, he encounters her once more, only to have his newfound beliefs shattered and his life bereft of all meaning.


Japanese Culture

In his subsequent writing , Mishima gave probably the most artistic and memorable expression to this aesthetic in The Temple of the Golden Pavilion ( Kinkakuji ) . Published serially in 1956 , The Temple of the Golden Pavilion was ...

Author: Paul Varley

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824821524

Category: History

Page: 400

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Presents a comprehensive study of Japanese history and culture surveying over two thousand years of art, religion, and ceremonies and includes topics such as samurai values, Zen Buddhism, Confucianism, and Mito scholarship.

Archetype Architecture and the Writer

TEN Mishima : The Temple of the Golden Pavilion An Archetypal Feminine Sun and an Archetypal Masculine Moon The edifice referred to in Yukio Mishima's novel The Temple of the Golden Pavilion ( 1956 ) was an ancient Zen Buddhist temple ...

Author: Bettina Liebowitz Knapp

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253308573

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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" --Journal of Modern LiteratureBettina Knapp probes the nature, meaning, and use of the architectural metaphors and archetypes that pervade all literature.

Accomplices of Silence

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion is a dangerous , disturbing , and beautiful book mostly because beauty really is dangerous , existing only where life itself is threatened with annihilation . Mishima was thirty - one when he wrote The ...

Author: Masao Miyoshi

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520025400

Category: Japanese fiction

Page: 194

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Sh wa Japan 1952 1973

Mishima's aim in The Temple of the Golden Pavilion ( Kinkakuji , 1956 ) was to show the logical consistency of the protagonist's act of setting fire to the Golden Pavilion by enriching his character . On the surface the protagonist ...

Author: Stephen S. Large

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415143226

Category: History

Page: 320

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The influential articles reprinted in this set, with a major new introduction, offer a rich variety of perspectives on this vital and controversial period in twentieth-century Japanese history.


Travel Journal Temple of the Golden Pavilion

Travel Journal: Temple of the Golden Pavilion This travel journal with 120 pages is the perfect companion for your next travel! You can write down every experiences you make and bring all the adventures you made on your vacation on paper.

Author: Travel Journals Temple of the Golden Pavilion

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781694620644

Category:

Page: 120

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Travel Journal: Temple of the Golden Pavilion This travel journal with 120 pages is the perfect companion for your next travel! You can write down every experiences you make and bring all the adventures you made on your vacation on paper. Packing list Fill in place, date and more Daily rating of your experiences Up to 120 days Softcover

World Literature 2003 Ed

JAPAN The Temple of the Golden Pavilion ( Excerpts ) Yukio Mishima For at that moment I gazed at the Golden Temple to bid it a last farewell . The temple was dim in the darkness of the rainy night and its outline was indistinct .

Author: L. Bascara

Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.

ISBN: 9789712335914

Category:

Page: 373

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The Reemergence of World Literature

7 The Cat , the Butterfly , and the Shadow in the Pond : The Temple of the Golden Pavilion in the Context of Western Literature ONE OF THE WELL - KNOWN CLICHÉS IN WESTERN JOURNALISM IS that truth is stranger than fiction .

Author: Alfred Owen Aldridge

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874132779

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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Argues that the discipline of comparative literature should be expanded to include all of the world, not only a favored segment, and that translation represents a legitimate and indispensable tool for readers.