The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

This classic story by Japanese master-novelist Yukio Mishima is now available here in digital format.

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

This classic story by Japanese master-novelist Yukio Mishima is now available here in digital format. 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.

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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
Language: en
Pages: 297
Authors: Yukio Mishima
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-12-20 - Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

This classic story by Japanese master-novelist Yukio Mishima is now available here in digital format. 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
The Temple of Dawn
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Yukio Mishima
Categories: Japan
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-03 - Publisher: Random House

The story of one mans obsessive pursuit of a beautiful woman and his equally passionate search for enlightenment, THE TEMPLE OF DAWN powerfully dramatises the Japanese experience form the eve of World War II through the postwar era. Honda, a brilliant lawyer and man of reason, is called to Bangkok
The Five-Colored Clouds of Mount Wutai: Poems from Dunhuang
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: Mary Anne Cartelli
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-07 - Publisher: BRILL

In The Five-Colored Clouds of Mount Wutai: Poems from Dunhuang, Mary Anne Cartelli introduces a significant corpus of Chinese Buddhist poems from the Dunhuang manuscripts celebrating Mount Wutai. They offer important literary evidence for the transformation of the mountain into the earthly paradise of the bodhisattva Mañju?r? by the Tang
Masterworks of Asian Literature in Comparative Perspective: A Guide for Teaching
Language: en
Pages: 576
Authors: Barbara Stoler Miller
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-16 - Publisher: Routledge

This is a collection of 46 essays by specialists in Asian literature, who offer a wide range of possibilities for introducing Asian literature to English-speaking students. It is intended to help in promoting multicultural education.
Icons of Garden Design
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Caroline Holmes
Categories: Gardens
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher:

Part of Prestel's Icons series, this book takes a look at the masterpieces of garden design and how they have influenced our understanding of this ancient and complex art. The development of garden design worldwide is traced from mediaeval to contemporary creations. Eighty gardens are covered.

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