The Decay of the Angel (Sea of Fertility #4)

The Decay of the Angel (Sea of Fertility #4)

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by Yukio Mishima
     
 

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The dramatic climax of the SEA OF FERTILITY, bringing together the dominant themes of the three previous novels; the decay of Japan's courtly tradition and samurai ideal, and the essence and value of Buddhist philosophy. See more details below

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The dramatic climax of the SEA OF FERTILITY, bringing together the dominant themes of the three previous novels; the decay of Japan's courtly tradition and samurai ideal, and the essence and value of Buddhist philosophy.

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“Mesmerizing. . . . A saga of 20th-century Japan: a story of national decline that nonetheless proposes redemption through the endurance of a certain soul, forceful enough to be reborn ad infinitum.”
The Guardian (London)

“The end of [Mishima’s] Sea of Fertility tetralogy. . . is surely one of the best final scenes in the history of the novel.”
—David Mitchell, The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671445331
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/1981
Series:
The Sea of Fertility Ser.

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