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Vida y muerte de Yukio Mishima Henry Scott Stokes

Vida y muerte de Yukio Mishima

Henry Scott Stokes

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ISBN : 9788485501861
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On November 25, 1970, Yukio Mishima, easily the most famous writer of his generation in Japan, committed seppuku at a military headquarters in Tokyo. At the age of forty-five, Mishima brushed away wealth and an international literary reputation -MoreOn November 25, 1970, Yukio Mishima, easily the most famous writer of his generation in Japan, committed seppuku at a military headquarters in Tokyo. At the age of forty-five, Mishima brushed away wealth and an international literary reputation - Nobel laureate Yasunari Kawabata had proclaimed that a writer of Mishimas caliber appears only once every two or three hundred years - in a highly public and gruesome suicide for which, it seemed, he had been preparing for much of his life. Henry Scott Stokess The Life and Death of Yukio Mishima is an accomplished account of Mishimas life, describing his strange, isolated childhood and his youthful and meteoric ascent to literary fame. Scott Stokes also depicts Mishimas increasing nihilism as well as the militaristic fanaticism that manifested itself in his private army, the Tatenoikai. The author, who knew Mishima in his final years, has written a new epilogue for this revised edition of his 1974 biography. The Life and Death of Yukio Mishima is not only a useful and penetrating explication of a great writers work but also a deeply personal portrait of an extraordinarily complicated man.