The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

He quickly becomes obsessed with the beauty of the temple. Even when tempted by a friend into exploring the geisha district, he cannot escape its image. In the novel's soaring climax, he tries desperately to free himself from his fixation.

Author: Yukio Mishima

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780679752707

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

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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 until he becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto. He quickly becomes obsessed with the beauty of the temple. Even when tempted by a friend into exploring the geisha district, he cannot escape its image. In the novel's soaring climax, he tries desperately to free himself from his fixation.

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

A hopeless stutterer, taunted by his schoolmates, Mizoguchi feels utterly alone until he becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto.

Author: Yukio Mishima

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780140181616

Category: Japanese fiction

Page: 219

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A hopeless stutterer, taunted by his schoolmates, Mizoguchi feels utterly alone until he becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto. But he quickly becomes obsessed with the temple's beauty, and cannot live in peace as long as it exists.

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.




The Temple Of The Golden Pavilion

It may seem strange, but until then I had never thought of connecting the Golden Temple with air raids. Since Saipan had fallen, air raids on the mainland ...

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.



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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Author: Masao Miyoshi

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520025400

Category: Japanese fiction

Page: 194

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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

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 ...

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.


From Book to Screen Modern Japanese Literature in Films

7 In his mind he associates the golden pavilion with unattainable or ... “Gradually the Golden Temple came to exist more deeply and more solidly within me.

Author: Keiko I. McDonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315292394

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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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.


Silk and Insight

This is a tale based on the strike which took place in the mid-1950s at Omi Kenshi, a silk manufacturer not far from Tokyo.

Author: Yukio Mishima

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317459911

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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This is a tale based on the strike which took place in the mid-1950s at Omi Kenshi, a silk manufacturer not far from Tokyo. The events described reflect the management / labour tensions of the period and is a piece of social commentary on the transformation of Japanese business.