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James J. Jackuk has translated one of the most controversial novels recently published in Japan. The author of this "Kyoko's House" was complicit in the ritual suicide of famed novelist and playwright Yukio Mishima. ...more
Kindle Edition, 302 pages
Published February 22nd 2016 by Amazon
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Robert Ronsson
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a brilliantly conceived piece of work in which the author imagines a world in which neither Yukio Mishima nor Joe Orton have died. In this novel, they meet in New York and go on to live together in rural Japan. From the start, in which the author gives an original and lewdly entertaining slant to the myth of Sardanapalus, to the final acts, in which a Fish literally lives out of water, this book enthrals and informs.
There is some intrigue regarding the true identity of the writer. The tr
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David
Feb 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: big-red-circle
I thought this was totes amazeballs. But I would say that...
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the joe orton x yukio mishima au fanfic you never thought you needed
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Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: japanese
Has Yuichi Minami written the great JET novel, the genre everybody wanted but nobody asked for? Minami's novel is filled with the fascinating minutiae of life in Japan, particularly on the JET Programme; it even features a mopey Australian playing the role of the perpetually cash-strapped stingy American. Here I see shades of myself (despite my lack of gaps in my teeth, or Fukuokan fiancée) although, to be honest, in a book about translating 鏡子の家 I couldn't help looking for hints of characters t ...more
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