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The Frolic of the Beasts Yukio Mishima

The Frolic of the Beasts By Yukio Mishima

The Frolic of the Beasts by Yukio Mishima


£9.99
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The Frolic of the Beasts Summary

The Frolic of the Beasts by Yukio Mishima

The gripping story of an affair gone horribly wrong, from one of Japan's greatest twentieth-century writers

Koji, a young student, has fallen hopelessly in love with the beautiful, enigmatic Yuko. But she is married to the literary critic and serial philanderer Ippei. Tormented by desire and anger, Koji is driven to an act of violence that will bind this strange, terrible love triangle together for the rest of their lives. A starkly compelling story of lust, guilt and punishment, The Frolic of the Beasts explores the masks we wear in life, and what happens when they slip.

'One of the greatest avant-garde Japanese writers of the twentieth century' New Yorker

The Frolic of the Beasts Reviews

This morose little gem boasts its share of sensuous depravity * Wall Street Journal *
Mishima was one of literature's great romantics, a tragedian with a heroic sensibility, an intellectual, an esthete, a man steeped in Western letters who toward the end of his life became a militant Japanese nationalist * New York Times *
Mishima is the Japanese Hemingway * Life Magazine *
A writer of immense energy and ability * Time Out *

A sexually and psychologically complex novel... in a honed translation by Andrew Clare

-- Damian Flanagan * TLS *

About Yukio Mishima

Yukio Mishima was born in 1925 in Tokyo, and is considered one of the Japan's most important writers. His books broke social boundaries and taboos at a time when Japan found itself in a state of rapid social change. His interests, besides writing, included body-building, acting and practising as a Samurai. In 1970 he attempted to start a military coup, which failed. Upon realizing this, Mishima performed seppuku, a ritual suicide, upon himself. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize for literature three times.

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GOR010005385
9780241386705
0241386705
The Frolic of the Beasts by Yukio Mishima
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2019-04-04
176
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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