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Ba Ra Kei by Yukio Mishima
Book DescriptionBa-ra-kei is the fierce and lyrical testament to the legendary Japanese writer Yukio Mishima, who shocked the world when he committed ritual suicide in 1970. The year marked Japan's new economic confidence, and Mishima accused the country of being 'drunk with prosperity.' Many in Japan regarded the suicide as a sensational act. However, with the publication of Mishima's final cycle of novels - conceived eight years prior to his death-it was revealed that his suicide was a carefully considered act, a gesture of historical implication in accord with the morbid and esoteric aesthetic that pervades his writing.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780893811693
(363mm x 255mm x 16mm)
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Yukio Mishima
Thirst for Love, Paperback (December 2009)
After the early death of her philandering husband, Etsuko moves into her father-in-law's house, where she numbly submits to the old man's advances. But soon she finds herself in love with the young servant Saburo. Tormented by his indifference, yet invigorated by her desire, she makes her move, with catastrophic consequences.
Forbidden Colours, Paperback (October 2008)
Depicts a male homosexual relationship, in which a rich older man buys the love of a young man who is stunningly handsome but who lacks the ability to love.
Confessions of a Mask, Paperback (April 2007)View all books by Yukio Mishima
Detailing his progress from an isolated childhood through adolescence to manhood, including an abortive love affair with a classmate's sister, this autobiographical novel reports the inner life of a boy's preoccupation with death.
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Author Biography - Yukio Mishima
Eikoh Hosoe is a leading Japanese photographer with an outstanding international reputation. His work is included in major collections throughout the world. In the early 1960's he was a member of the pioneering group VIVO, who transformed modern Japanese photography by asserting their own unique Japanese style. His first book, Man and Woman, and Embrace, which followed, both radically changed the possibilities of nude photography. His more recent book, The World of Gaudi, is equally as innovative in the realm of architectural photography. He is currently a professor at the Tokyo Institute of Polytechnics.
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