Yukio Mishima


Born
in Tokyo, Japan
January 14, 1925

Died
November 25, 1970

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Yukio Mishima (三島 由紀夫) was born in Tokyo in 1925. He graduated from Tokyo Imperial University’s School of Jurisprudence in 1947. His first published book, The Forest in Full Bloom, appeared in 1944 and he established himself as a major author with Confessions of a Mask (1949). From then until his death he continued to publish novels, short stories, and plays each year. His crowning achievement, the Sea of Fertility tetralogy—which contains the novels Spring Snow (1969), Runaway Horses (1969), The Temple of Dawn (1970), and The Decay of the Angel (1971)—is considered one of the definitive works of twentieth-century Japanese fiction. In 1970, at the age of forty-five and the day after completing the last novel in the Fertility series, Mishima ...more

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4.15 avg rating — 9,551 ratings — published 1968 — 75 editions
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Confessions of a Mask

3.91 avg rating — 11,274 ratings — published 1949 — 109 editions
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The Temple of the Golden Pa...

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3.98 avg rating — 9,359 ratings — published 1956 — 120 editions
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The Sound of Waves

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3.75 avg rating — 8,985 ratings — published 1954 — 82 editions
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Runaway Horses

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4.18 avg rating — 3,945 ratings — published 1969 — 56 editions
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Patriotism

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4.11 avg rating — 2,345 ratings — published 1961 — 6 editions
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The Temple of Dawn

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3.89 avg rating — 2,762 ratings — published 1970 — 52 editions
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The Decay of the Angel

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“True beauty is something that attacks, overpowers, robs, and finally destroys.”
Yukio Mishima

“What transforms this world is — knowledge. Do you see what I mean? Nothing else can change anything in this world. Knowledge alone is capable of transforming the world, while at the same time leaving it exactly as it is. When you look at the world with knowledge, you realize that things are unchangeable and at the same time are constantly being transformed.”
Yukio Mishima, The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

“Dreams, memories, the sacred--they are all alike in that they are beyond our grasp. Once we are even marginally separated from what we can touch, the object is sanctified; it acquires the beauty of the unattainable, the quality of the miraculous. Everything, really, has this quality of sacredness, but we can desecrate it at a touch. How strange man is! His touch defiles and yet he contains the source of miracles.”
Yukio Mishima, Spring Snow

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