Confessions Of A Mask

Author: Mishima Yukio. Meredith Weatherby (TRN)
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General Fields

  • : $26.99(AUD)
  • : 9780720620078
  • : Peter Owen Limited
  • : Peter Owen Limited
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  • : September 2017
  • : 186mm X 123mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 26.99
  • : December 2017
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mishima Yukio. Meredith Weatherby (TRN)
  • : Hardcover
  • : Special edition
  • : 272
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Barcode 9780720620078
9780720620078

Description

Beautiful cased edition of this classic novel.


Regarded as Yukio Mishima’s finest book, Confessions of a Mask is the story of a Japanese boy’s development towards a homosexual identity during and after the Second World War. In narrating his progress from an isolated childhood through adolescence to manhood, he exposes his inner life, full of repressed homosexual desires and preoccupations with sadomasochism and death. The enduring power of the novel is in part owing to its themes of fantasy, despair, and alienation, its eloquent voice and its autobiographical nature — the equally enduring fascination with the life and character of one of Japan’s most turbulent artists.

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‘Mishima is lucid in the midst of emotional confusion, funny in the midst of despair. His book has made me understand how it feels to be Japanese.’ – Christopher Isherwood


‘A terrific and astringent beauty . . . a work of art.’ – Times Literary Supplement

Reviews

'Mishima is lucid in the midst of emotional confusion, funny in the midst of despair. His book has made me understand how it feels to be Japanese.' - Christopher Isherwood; 'A terrific and astringent beauty ... a work of art.' - Times Literary Supplement