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Kuil Kencana

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Kisah hidup remaja bernama Mizoguchi yang terlahir gagap. Kegagapannya membuatnya jarang berinteraksi dengan orang lain dan karenanya ia memiliki dunianya sendiri.
Paperback, 327 pages
Published 1978 by Pustaka Jaya (first published 1956)
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Michael Finocchiaro
This story by Mishima is a beautiful tale about obsession and how it destroys the bearer. It is a fable loosely based on the true story of the burning of the Kinka-kuji temple in Kyoto (I visited it once - it is absolutely sublime!) A must read for entering into the awesome universe of Mishima's writing.
Paquita Maria Sanchez
Oh yes, you do so want to read this novel. I would mark the following synopsis as a "spoiler," but all is revealed in the introduction, and the events that inspired the book are about as big a mystery for the Japanese as what happened to the Titanic is to Westerners anyway, so don't go getting all sore with me like I'm maliciously ruining all your fun. We are being multicultural and pretending we already knew about this major historical event before hearing of and reading Mishima's novel. Who's ...more
Steven  Godin
Jan 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, japan
I have twice in the past tried to read Mishima, firstly 'Spring Snow' which at the time for what ever reason just couldn't seem to get into it, although will definitely return there in due course. Secondly had a go at 'The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea' but didn't like his nihilistic portrayal of youth. The Temple of the Golden Pavilion was far more accessible and enticing, but still retained a serious and disturbing tone. Based on this evidence, Mishima was somebody that held traditio ...more
On 1 July 1950, during the Allied Occupation of Japan, a Buddhist monk by the name of Yoken Hayashi set fire to the Kinkaku-ji, or, as it is known in English ‘The Temple of the Golden Pavilion’. Yoken was a man of little consequence; a character in history, who, had he not committed such an acrimonious act, would not have been remembered today. He suffered from a debilitating stutter, and was considered ugly by many of his peers.

It is often conjectured that Yoken was either schizophrenic or suf
Lars Jerlach
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Eddie Watkins
Jul 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: japanese-fiction
To make one Mishima take one dehydrated Dostoevsky; remove all hair and whiskers (go all the way! give old Dos a full Brazilian!) then polish to a steely sheen; carefully remove the heart and brain; take the heart between both hands and squeeze, using occult Buddhist techniques, until the heart’s emotional essence is drop by drop converted into intellectual conceits; collect these drops and add to brain; replace squeezed-out Dostoevsky heart with something pitiless; rehydrate with fanaticism and ...more
Deniz Balcı
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: japon-edebiyatı
'Altın Köşk Tapınağı' yapısıyla bir üst-kurmaca özelliği taşırken, aslında yazarın bütün eserlerinde gördüğümüz 'kendisi' merkezli bir roman. Konusunu, 1950 senesinde, Kyoto'da yaşanan gerçek bir olaydan alan kitap; Mishima'nın elinde çok katmanlı, karanlık bir düşünme şeklinin gösterisi haline gelmiş. Bu 'Denizi Yitiren Denizci'den alışkın olduğumuz bir şey aslında, ancak orada hikayenin kontürlerini çok iyi çizen Mishima, Noburo karakteri üzerinden yoğun felsefi aktarımlara girişmiyordu ya da ...more
Stephen M
This book made me think of a term I learned in a psychology class called eidetic memory; a short look over at wikipedia will give a bit of a misleading definition. Eidetic memory, at least in the form that I learned it, is the short-term, instantaneous memory of visual images that, under certain theories, is stored for a very brief period of time before transferring into long term memory store. The effects of eidetic memory can be shown in a number of ways, but most famous is the optical illusio ...more
Sinem A.
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
sanırım mişima okumanın en güsel yanı; insan derinliklerine başka samimi ve lirik bakmak..
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

"... Müzik rüyaya benzeyen bir şey. Aynı zamanda da rüyanın tam zıddı bir şey, sıradan uyanık saatlerimizden farklı olarak özel bir bilinçlilik haline benziyor..."

Yazma eylemlerinin içerisinde sanırım en kutsal olanı, geleneği, coğrafyası ve insan hissiyle etrafını saran tüm pencerelerden tarihi görüp anlatabilmektir.

Mişima japon edebiyatında okuduğum ikinci yazar oldu. Kendisi hakkında daha önce hiçbir cümle okumamış olmama rağmen ( ki bu daha güzelleştirdi ) yazmış olduklarıyla, elleri
Sep 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How wonderfully freaked out is this book? It's about a young, introverted zen priest who becomes obssessed with a six hundred year old temple to the exclusion of everything else in his life, and then decides it has to be burned down to the ground. And it actually happened! Mishima is just brilliant at sucking you into the world of Mizoguchi's damaged neurosis. And almost every paragraph has at least one mind-fuck brilliant observation about beauty, ugliness, love, obsession, destruction, what ha ...more
Jackson Burnett
Philosophy and art.
Kink, death, and destruction.

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In 1968, Japanese author Yukio Mishima committed ritual suicide to protest the Westernization of his country.

In 1950, Hayashi Yoken, a Buddhist monk, set fire to the ancient Zen temple called Kinkaku for reasons known only to him.

Mishima provides a fictional retelling of Yoken's crime in The Temple of the Golden Pavilion. The novel is a favorite of mine, but it is not a book one actually likes.

Mizoguchi, the fictional arsonist, tells his story, an
Apr 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“To be sure, there are times when the reality of the outer world seems to be waiting for me, folding its arms as it were, while I was struggling to free myself. But the reality that is waiting for me is not a fresh reality. When finally I reach the outer world after all my efforts, all that I find is a reality that has instantly changed colour and gone out of focus- a reality that has lost the freshness that I had considered fitting for myself, and that gives off a half-putrid odour."

Mishima is
Çağdaş T
Oct 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kitaplara puan vermeyi daha çok kendim için yapıyorum. Geriye dönüp baktığımda ne kadar beğenmiştimi hatırlamak adına. Çoğu kitapta karşıma çıkan durum şu: Bittiği anda elinizden bırakıp rafına yerleştirdikten sonra hissettiklerinizle, belirli bir süre demlenmeye bırakıp yorumladığınızdaki düşünceleriniz oldukça farklı olabiliyor. Bu yüzden belki de kitapları puanlamamak çok daha doğru.
Neyse efendim,kitabı okuyan arkadaşlarımla konuştukça, ilgili yorumları okudukça kitaba verdiğim 3 yıldızın hak
Neli Krasimirova
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: don-quixote
Gölge konuşabilseydi muhtemelen geceleri rüyamda "Altın köşk!" diye sayıkladığımı söylerdi. Bilahare toparlanmış editle dönmek üzere ayrılıyorum.
Edit1: Mişima hakkında fikirlerine inanılmaz güvendiğim bir arkadaşım "Bir Maskenin İtirafları"nı okumadan karar vermemem gerektiğini söyledi. İşbu yorumu o kitabı okuduktan sonra tekrar editlemek üzere terkediyorum.
Beka Sukhitashvili
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: japanese
34 რომანი აქვს დაწერილი და 2016 წელს ქართულ ენაზე მიშიმას პირველი რომანი ითარგმნა. კავაბატას, აბეს და მურაკამის გაცილებით ვწყალობთ, როგორ ჩანს. კაი, მთავარია რომ დავიწყეთ და იმედი მაქვს, მის ყველა მნიშვნელოვან ნაწარმოებს მაინც ვთარგმნით, თუ სულ ყველაფერს არა.
ცეცხლწაკიდებული ოქროს ტაძარი ყველა ადამიანის სულში არსებობს. ადამიანი დესტრუქციული ცხოველია, უბრალოდ, ზოგჯერ ხელოვნების ილუზიასთან უძლური რჩება ხოლმე. საინტერესოა, რომ ქართველების დამოკიდებულება კულტურული ძეგლების მიმართ, თითქმის მიძოგუჩის მ
Oct 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Güzellik kavramı,varoluş sancıları ve yine muazzam tasvirler..özellikle Mişima’nın “erkekleri” yine ön planda.
Uzun bir alıntı da yapalım:
“Sözgelimi,güzellik çürük dişe benzer.Dilin sürekli oraya gider,diline takılır durur,ağrır,illaki varlığını hissettirir,Nihayet ağrıya dayanamaz hale gelince diş hekimine gider çektirirsin.Kana bulanmış,küçük,kahverengi,kirli dişi avucunun içine alıp bakar ve şunları demez misin acaba?’Bu muymuş?Böyle bir şey miymiş?Bana acı veren,bana durmadan kendi varlığını
Jul 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yukio Mishima's The Temple of the Golden Pavilion is a meditation on the relationship between words and action, beauty and ugliness, and Being and nothingness. In this book, which is one of Mishima's best novels, these themes are treated with considerable patience and depth, giving readers great insight into the philosophical issues that preoccupied Mishima for the entirety of his writing career; all the way up to his own ritual suicide by seppuku in 1970.
The plot of the story concerns a Japan
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yukio Mişima hep bir gün sırası gelecek olan yazarlardan biriydi benim için ve bir türlü sırası gelmeyenlerden. Herkesin vardır böyle yazarları, kesin okuyacağım deyip bir türlü başlamadıkları. Kısmet bugüneymiş. okuma grubumuzun bu ay okuyacağı iki kitaptan biriydi Altın Köşk Tapınağı, yoksa ben Mişima’ya buradan başlamayı hiç düşünmemiştim. Ben genelde büyük yazarların en bilinen, en temel denilen eserleri ile başlarım okumalarıma, oradan diğer eserlerine geçer, dertlerinin izini sürerim. Bu t ...more
Mishima, ay Mishima.

Cuántas veces me habré empezado "Confesiones de una máscara", sólo para volver a abandonarlo en el primer capítulo. Cuantísimo me ha costado leer "El Pabellón de Oro", para al final terminarlo por obligación, no por gusto. La pelea interna que tengo con este escritor es INTENSA.

¿Tendrá que ver con su excentricidad? ¿Con sus pesadas descripciones? ¿Con la pobreza de las traducciones al español de sus obras? ¿O será que conozco demasiado de su vida como para poder simpatizar c
Jan 31, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: japan
Mishima is one of the most famous modern Japanese writers and, near as I can tell, a complete nutjob. Or was, anyway. He killed himself by seppuku back in 1970.

Kinkakuji is one of his most famous works, and I chose it as a first entry into Mishima because I love reading books set in Kyoto and, well, I've been to Kinkakuji a few times.

My reaction upon seeing it was a lot like the main character's - disappointment. In the book, a young Mizuguchi is told by his father that the Golden Temple is the
Jun 07, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sociopaths, those visiting the temple in Kyoto
There were some interesting philosophical soliloquies and conversations about beauty, identity, life and death, but the story threw me off a little with its pacing. The characters were quite unique, although in a collectively depressing and/or contrived manner. Mizoguchi, a stuttering sociopath, brought the protagonists of Dostoyevsky's Notes from Underground and The Double to my mind.
...My appearance may be poor, but in this way my inner world was richer than anyone else's. Isn't it natural for
Un monje budista zen aspira a la iluminación a través de la contemplación, inhibir las emociones, la no acción y la apertura al conocimiento. Mishima nos muestra un monje furioso, envidioso, carcomido por la soledad y la frialdad, y obsesionado con la belleza. Dispuesto a la autodestrucción y a destruir para sentirse vivo, deseoso de acción.
Aug 06, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is one of the most singularly moving works that I've ever read in my life.
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Yaşamımda karşıma çıkan ilk gerçek problemin güzellik kavramı olduğunu söylersem abartmış olmam", sayfa 27.

Olağanüstü, harika!
Philippe Malzieu
When I went in Kyoto the first thing that I made is to go to see the Temple of the Golden Pavilion. I was not disappointed. When one it way leads to the clearing, its presence is supernatural. The beauty is effectly insupportable. he book is inspired by a true story. A young bonze set fire to the temple in 1950 and has then tried to commit suicide. In the book, the youg man finds the Temple's beauty so exceptional, so superhuman, he can only destroy it.
Writing is splendid, there is a progressio
Dramatic and poignant, like Mishima himself. I have a few issues with this translation, which seems a bit wooden sometimes, and several typos in this particular edition.
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mishima baseia-se num evento real para, através de um poderoso e obsessivo monólogo de um personagem neurótico, Mizoguchi, um noviço zen no Templo Dourado, dissecar sobre Beleza, religião, aborto, prostituição. Em alguns momentos, achei o livro aborrecido, pesado, pela densidade e lentidão da prosa; um romance psicológico, sobre traumas e obsessões, sobre a vida, a morte, a Beleza e a Fealdade. Terei de o ler de novo, porque é um grande livro, mas a digerir devagar.
Rafael Montenegro-Fausto
O pavilhão dourado [Kinkakuji]- 1956 - MISHIMA: "Ela rejeitara este mundo uma vez para voltar a aceitá-lo em seguida já naquele trágico incidente. Talvez a morte fosse para ela nada mais que um incidente passageiro. Seu san
Lada Fleur
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
beauty secret and its consequence. Pure interiority vs.appearance. Power over exterior of things The novel is captivating as beauty is. It is subject to manipulation. It is so Japanese and world treasure at the same time. Pre philosophy and pure art. Unforgettable
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Yukio Mishima (三島 由紀夫) is the pen name of Kimitake Hiraoka (平岡 公威) who was a Japanese author, poet and playwright, famous for both his highly notable post-war writings and the circumstances of his ritual suicide by seppuku.

Mishima wrote 40 novels, 18 plays, 20 books of short stories, and at least 20 books of essays, one libretto, as well as one film. A large portion of this oeuvre comprises books
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