The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

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.

Author: Yukio Mishima

Publisher: Gone Girl




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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 obj ect 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...

Based on an actual incident, the burning of a celebrated temple, the novel is both a gripping narrative and a meditation on the condition of post-war Japan.

Author: Yukio Mishima

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099285673

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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In a powerful story of dedication, obsession and sacrifice, THE TEMPLE OF THE GOLDEN PAVILION brings together Mishima's preoccupations with violence, desire, religion and national history to dazzling effect. Based on an actual incident, the burning of a celebrated temple, the novel is both a gripping narrative and a meditation on the condition of post-war Japan.

Escape from the Wasteland

Romanticism and Realism in the Fiction of Mishima Yukio and Oe Kenzaburo
THE TEMPLE OF THE GOLDEN PAVILION The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
offers ...

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.

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 ...

Author: Bettina Liebowitz Knapp

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253308573

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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"Altogether, the work is a delight, offering an unusual, provocative view on the disparate texts, with the added pleasure of lucid graceful prose." —Journal of Modern Literature Bettina Knapp probes the nature, meaning, and use of the architectural metaphors and archetypes that pervade all literature.

Japanese Culture

... 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 inspired by the burning six years earlier of the fourteenth-century
Golden ...

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.

World Literature 2003 Ed

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 . It stood there in deep ...

Author: L. Bascara

Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.

ISBN: 9789712335914


Page: 373

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From Book to Screen

Modern Japanese Literature in Films Keiko I. McDonald. 2 . Among them is critic
Mitsuo Nakamura . See Mitsuo Nakamura , " Kaisetsu " ( Commentary ) , in Yukio
Mishima , Kinkakuji ( The temple of the golden pavilion ) ( Tokyo : Shinchosha ...

Author: Keiko I. McDonald

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765603876

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 326

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Of all the world s cinemas, Japan's is perhaps unique in its closeness to the nation's literature, past and contemporary. The Western world became aware of this when Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon was awarded the Grand Prize at the Venice film festival in 1951 and the Oscar for best foreign film in 1952. More recent examples include Shohei Imamura's Eel, which won the Palm d'Or (Best Picture) at Cannes in 1997. From Book to Screen breaks new ground by exploring important connections between Japan's modern literary tradition and its national cinema. The first part offers an historical and cultural overview of the working relationship that developed between pure literature and film. It deals with three important periods in which filmmakers relied most heavily on literary works for enriching and developing cinematic art. The second part provides detailed analyses of a dozen literary works and their screen adoptions.

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


ISBN: 9781694620644


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

Hidden Buddhas

Luckily, the interiors of the temples she visited for their famous gardens were
usually fairly cool. She was told so often that ... She had been told that the
Temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kinkakuji, was gaudy and crass. Someone
advised her to ...

Author: Liza Dalby

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press

ISBN: 1933330856

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

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According to Buddhist theology, the world is suffering through a final corrupt era called mappo. As mappo continues, chaos will increase until the center can no longer hold. Then the world will end. Hundreds of temples in Japan are known to keep mysterious "hidden buddhas" secreted away except on rare designated viewing days. These statues are not hidden because they are powerful - their power lies in their being hidden. Are they being protected, or are they protecting the world? In this novel, one Buddhist priest struggles with the dictates of his inherited orthodoxy, while another rebels. An American graduate student begins to suspect the mysterious purpose of the hidden buddhas, just as he falls in love with a beautiful Japanese artist who is haunted by an aborted child. The weaving of karma that brings these two together results in a tech-savvy half-Western, half-Japanese child who text-messages her way through the profane world to enlightenment. Tracing the lives of its characters through the late twentieth century to the present, from Paris to Kyoto to California, Hidden Buddhas turns a cosmopolitan eye on discipline and decadence in religion, fashion, politics, and modern life.

Crimes of the Future

One will have recognized the plot of the Temple of the Golden Pavilion,26
thought by most critics to be one of Mishima's best works. What could have been
limited to a psychiatric case study of the convoluted reasons leading the young ...

Author: Jean-Michel Rabaté

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441155635

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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The decade since the publication of Jean-Michel Rabaté's controversial manifesto The Future of Theory saw important changes in the field. The demise of most of the visible French or German philosophers, who had produced texts that would trigger new debates, then to be processed by Theory, has led to drastic revisions and starker assessments. Globalization has been the most obvious factor to modify the selection of texts studied. During the twentieth century, Theory incorporated poetics, rhetorics, aesthetics and linguistics, while also opening itself to continental philosophy. What has changed today? The knowledge that we live in a de-centered world has destabilized the primacy granted to a purely Western canon. Moreover, much of contemporary theory remains highly allusive and this is often baffling for students. Theory keeps recycling itself, producing authentic returns of basic theses, terms and concepts. Canonical modern theorists often return to classical texts, as those of Plato, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche. And now we want to know: what is new? Crimes of the Future explores the past, present and potential future of Theory.

The Rotarian

Above: Kyoto's Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) symbolizes the cultural
beauty of Japan. Celebration spotlights The Rotary Foundation RI President
Majiyagbe (third from. tranquility, drawing a sigh out of even the most jaded





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Established in 1911, The Rotarian is the official magazine of Rotary International and is circulated worldwide. Each issue contains feature articles, columns, and departments about, or of interest to, Rotarians. Seventeen Nobel Prize winners and 19 Pulitzer Prize winners – from Mahatma Ghandi to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – have written for the magazine.


Kinkakuji . . . . it is certain that it will turn to ashes. — e Temple of the Golden
Pavilion e Temple of the Golden Pavilion received great reviews when it came
out, and is still counted among Mishima's best works. Shortly after the novel's ...

Author: Naoki Inose

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press

ISBN: 1611720087

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 864

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Traces the life of the Japanese author who went from sickly youth to dedicated student of the martial arts, looking at his family life, the wartime years, and his career as a writer who advocated for traditional values.

Seeing Kyoto

splendid Golden Pavilion (later Kmkalcu-ji, page 31), set amid beautiful gardens
by a pond at the foot of the Kitayama, the ... in an act of senseless destruction; the
incident inspired Mishima Yukio's novel The Temple of the Golden Pavilion.

Author: Juliet Winters Carpenter

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 4770023383

Category: Photography

Page: 95

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Kyoto is the heart and soul of Japan, the repository and guardian of itsncient spirit. With an informative text and 150 stunning colour images, thiseautifully produced book reveals all the charm and elegance of Japan's mosteloved city. Part 1 looks at historical Kyoto; Part 2 portrays the life andulture of the city; Part 3 introduces it's immediate predecessor as capitalnd close neighbour Nara; Part 4 tackles the juxtaposition of old and new inhe Kyoto of today.

Narrative as Counter Memory

He wrote novels such as The Temple of the Golden Pavilion to distance his
readers, using duality and an ambiguous protagonist. The novel most similar to
the works of A-bomb literature discussed in the previous chapter, Ibuse's Black
Rain, ...

Author: Reiko Tachibana

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791436639

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 345

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A pioneering study of German and Japanese postwar fiction, providing a broad cultural basis for understanding a half-century of responses to World War II from within the two societies.

A Japanese Marriage

Whenever they wanted to see anything typically Japanese , they sauntered down
to the Gion Temple , almost touching ... for Kinkakuji , the temple of the Golden
Pavilion , which nestles in an exquisite bamboo grove at the foot of a mountain .

Author: Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen



Category: English fiction

Page: 401

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"An attempt to present the life of the English in Japan"--Page viii.

History and Repetition

... and wrote a number of books on Japanese architecture and aesthetics. temple
of the golden pavilion (金閣寺 Kinkakuji) Rinzaisect temple in Kyoto noted for its
gold-leaf exterior, it was burned to the ground by a disgruntled acolyte in 1950, ...

Author: Kojin Karatani

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231528655

Category: History

Page: 224

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Kojin Karatani wrote the essays in History and Repetition during a time of radical historical change, triggered by the collapse of the Cold War and the death of the Showa emperor in 1989. Reading Karl Marx in an original way, Karatani developed a theory of history based on the repetitive cycle of crises attending the expansion and transformation of capital. His work led to a rigorous analysis of political, economic, and literary forms of representation that recast historical events as a series of repeated forms forged in the transitional moments of global capitalism. History and Repetition cemented Karatani's reputation as one of Japan's premier thinkers, capable of traversing the fields of philosophy, political economy, history, and literature in his work. The first complete translation of History and Repetition into English, undertaken with the cooperation of Karatani himself, this volume opens with his innovative reading of The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, tracing Marx's early theoretical formulation of the state. Karatani follows with a study of violent crises as they recur after major transitions of power, developing his theory of historical repetition and introducing a groundbreaking interpretation of fascism (in both Europe and Japan) as the spectral return of the absolutist monarch in the midst of a crisis of representative democracy. For Karatani, fascism represents the most violent materialization of the repetitive mechanism of history. Yet he also seeks out singularities that operate outside the brutal inevitability of historical repetition, whether represented in literature or, more precisely, in the process of literature's demise. Closely reading the works of Oe Kenzaburo, Mishima Yukio, Nakagami Kenji, and Murakami Haruki, Karatani compares the recurrent and universal with the singular and unrepeatable, while advancing a compelling theory of the decline of modern literature. Merging theoretical arguments with a concrete analysis of cultural and intellectual history, Karatani's essays encapsulate a brilliant, multidisciplinary perspective on world history.

Translating Mount Fuji

In Kinkakuji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion, 1956), for example, Mishima finds a
metaphor in the burning of the famous Zen temple in 1950 for the creative/
destructive duality that marks nihilist aesthetics. The young acolyte, Mizoguchi,
the ...

Author: Dennis Washburn

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231511159

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Dennis Washburn traces the changing character of Japanese national identity in the works of six major authors: Ueda Akinari, Natsume S?seki, Mori ?gai, Yokomitsu Riichi, ?oka Shohei, and Mishima Yukio. By focusing on certain interconnected themes, Washburn illuminates the contradictory desires of a nation trapped between emulating the West and preserving the traditions of Asia. Washburn begins with Ueda's Ugetsu monogatari (Tales of Moonlight and Rain) and its preoccupation with the distant past, a sense of loss, and the connection between values and identity. He then considers the use of narrative realism and the metaphor of translation in Soseki's Sanshiro; the relationship between ideology and selfhood in Ogai's Seinen; Yokomitsu Riichi's attempt to synthesize the national and the cosmopolitan; Ooka Shohei's post-World War II representations of the ethical and spiritual crises confronting his age; and Mishima's innovative play with the aesthetics of the inauthentic and the artistry of kitsch. Washburn's brilliant analysis teases out common themes concerning the illustration of moral and aesthetic values, the crucial role of autonomy and authenticity in defining notions of culture, the impact of cultural translation on ideas of nation and subjectivity, the ethics of identity, and the hybrid quality of modern Japanese society. He pinpoints the persistent anxiety that influenced these authors' writings, a struggle to translate rhetorical forms of Western literature while preserving elements of the pre-Meiji tradition. A unique combination of intellectual history and critical literary analysis, Translating Mount Fuji recounts the evolution of a conflict that inspired remarkable literary experimentation and achievement.

Around the World on 88 Keys Book 1

Exploring the Place GOLDEN PAVILION Sea Of Japan 3 ASIA - Kyoto Japan The
Golden Pavilion is a Zen temple in Kyoto , Japan . & PACIFIC OCEAN Getting the
Facts The Golden Pavilion , Kinkakuji in Japanese , takes its name from the ...

Author: Ted Cooper

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457422287

Category: Music

Page: 32

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Piano students can enhance their musical imaginations by exploring new sounds through new places. Book 1 contains original piano solos that embrace the musicality, colors and rhythms of seven different cultures or regions: * Rocky Mountains (U.S.) * Istanbul, Turkey * Kingston, Jamaica * Kyoto, Japan * Chesapeake Bay (U.S.) * Buenos Aires, Argentina * Canary Islands (Spain) Each piece is preceded by two pages of "Sightseeing Facts," "Musical Map" practice sections, and "Creating the Mood" suggestions for each piece.

Beauty and Sadness

Fiction/Literature/0–679-72243-2 THE TEMPLE OF THE GOLDEN PAVILION
After a boyhood trauma, impressionable Mizoguchi becomes an acolyte at a
famous temple in Kyoto. Obsessed with the temple's beauty, he soon discovers
he ...

Author: Yasunari Kawabata

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307833631

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The successful writer Oki has reached middle age and is filled with regrets. He returns to Kyoto to find Otoko, a young woman with whom he had a terrible affair many years before, and discovers that she is now a painter, living with a younger woman as her lover. Otoko has continued to love Oki and has never forgotten him, but his return unsettles not only her but also her young lover. This is a work of strange beauty, with a tender touch of nostalgia and a heartbreaking sensitivity to those things lost forever.

Icons of Garden Design

C . 1610 The main temple buildings , tea house and its garden are created by
Emperor Gomizuno . 1904 The original bronze phoenix which had adorned the
roof of the Golden Pavilion is removed . 1950 1 July : The original Golden
Pavilion is ...

Author: Helena Attlee

Publisher: Prestel Pub


Category: Gardening

Page: 176

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'Gardening' declared the London Times recently 'is the new sex' and certainly interest in horticulture has never been more fevered. The latest in Prestel's highly successful Icons series looks at the masterpieces of garden design and how their influence has affected our understanding of this ancient and complex art.