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Riassunto: At forty-five, Yukio Mishima was the outstanding Japanese writer of his generation, celebrated both at home and abroad for The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea. In 1970 he startled the world by stepping out onto a balcony in Tokyo before an assembly of troops and plunging a sword into his abdomen; a disciple then beheaded him, completing the ritual of hara-kiri. John Nathan's riveting biography traces the life of this tortured, nearly superhuman personality. Mishima survived a grotesque childhood, and subsequently his sadomasochistic impulses became manifest—as did an increasing obsession with death as the supreme beauty. Nathan, who knew Mishima professionally and personally, interviewed family, colleagues, and friends to unmask the various—often seemingly contradictory—personae of the genius who felt called by "a glittering destiny no ordinary man would be permitted."
About the Author: John Nathan, the Takashima Professor of Japanese Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has translated the novels of both Yukio Mishima and the Nobel laureate Kenzaburo Oë. He recently published Sony, a portrait of the giant Japanese corporation.
Titolo: Mishima: A Biography
Casa editrice: Hamish Hamilton
Data di pubblicazione: 1975
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Hamish Hamilton, 1975. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP80140920
Descrizione libro Hamish Hamilton, 1975. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP80502574
Descrizione libro Hamish Hamilton, 1975. Condizione libro: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in good condition. , 650grams, ISBN:024189123X. Codice libro della libreria 6392532
Descrizione libro Hamish Hamilton, 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition; First Printing. 8.43 X 5.75 X 1.18 inches. Codice libro della libreria 317669
Descrizione libro HAMISH HAMILTON, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1975. HARDCOVER. Condizione libro: VG. Condizione sovraccoperta: VG. FIRST EDITION. Codice libro della libreria 038731
Descrizione libro Hamish Hamilton, London, 1975. HARDCOVER. 1st Edition. Octavo size (8vo) in purple faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 300pp, plates, bibliography, index . . . . . [ CONDITION : VERY GOOD, a well preserved clean and tight copy in a faintly edge-creased but otherwise VERY GOOD Dust Jacket (looks fine in its protector) ] . . . . . . . . . . . . To see more of our Literary monographs, biographies etc type DbbLBIOG in the Keywords search box. . . . . . . . We always ship in strong card packing. Codice libro della libreria T50310