Persona: A Biography of Yukio Mishima

Persona: A Biography of Yukio Mishima

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611720082
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Pages: 864
Sales rank: 1,306,970
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.10(d)

About the Author

Naoki Inose: Naoki Inose is a prize-winning Japanese author and vice governor of Tokyo.

Hiroaki Sato: Hiroaki Sato is a prize-winning translator of classical and modern Japanese poetry into English. He has also translated Mishima’s novel, Silk and Insight, and his dramas, My Friend Hitler and Other Plays. Since 2000 Sato has written a monthly Japan Times column, “The View from New York.” Since 1998, he has been an adjunct at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Prologue 3

Chapter 1 Peasant Ancestors and Grandfather 8

Chapter 2 Samurai Ancestors and Grandmother 32

Chapter 3 "The Boy Who Writes Poems" 57

Chapter 4 Literary Correspondents 77

Chapter 5 First Love 99

Chapter 6 The War and Its Aftermath 126

Chapter 7 To Be a Bureaucrat or a Writer 147

Chapter 8 Confessions 168

Chapter 9 Boyfriends, Girlfriends 192

Chapter 10 Going Overseas 219

Chapter 11 The Girlfriend 241

Chapter 12 The Kinkakuji 265

Chapter 13 Overseas Again 288

Chapter 14 Marriage 311

Chapter 15 Kyoko's House 333

Chapter 16 The 2.26 Incident, Yukoku 358

Chapter 17 Assassinations 381

Chapter 18 Contretemps 409

Chapter 19 The Nobel Prize 435

Chapter 20 Shinpuren, Men of the Divine Wind 459

Chapter 21 "The Way of the Warrior is to die" 482

Chapter 22 Death in India 509

Chapter 23 The Anti-Vietnam War Movement 533

Chapter 24 Sun and Steel 557

Chapter 25 The Shield Society, Counterrevolution 580

Chapter 26 The Yakuza 605

Chapter 27 Wang Yangming: "To know is to act" 627

Chapter 28 The Constitution 651

Chapter 29 Hailstones, Ghouls, Golden Death 673

Chapter 30 Toward Ichigaya 689

Chapter 31 The Seppuku 713

Epilogue 730

Notes 739

Bibliography 803

Index 819

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