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Confessions of a Mask

Author : Yukio Mishima
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When a Japanese youth discovers he has homosexual tendencies he hides himself behind conventional behavior

Confessions of a Mask

Author : Yukio Mishima
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Confessions of a Mask tells the story of a Japanese boy's development towards a homosexual identity during and after the Second World War. In narrating his progress from an isolated childhood through adolescence to manhood, he exposes his inner life, full of repressed homosexual desires and preoccupations with sadomasochism and death. The enduring power of the novel is in part owing to its themes of fantasy, despair, and alienation, its eloquent voice, but also its autobiographical nature --the equally enduring fascination with the life and character of one of Japan's most turbulent artists. As part of the new Peter Owen Cased Classics series, this special hardback edition carries an elegant dust jacket with a false die-cutting of a mask, while printed on the cover board is the work of British contemporary artist Fraser Taylor.

Confessions of a Mask Translated by Meredith Weatherby

Author : Yukio MISHIMA (pseud.)
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Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima Book Analysis

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Confessions of a Mask with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima, a daring novel which explores the boundaries and connections between desire, beauty and death. It tells the story of Kochan, a young gay man who is constantly torn between his desire for social acceptance and his vivid inner world of sexual imagery and morbid fantasies, and struggles to reconcile these warring sides of his own personality. Yukio Mishima was one of the foremost Japanese authors of the 20th century, and was considered for the Nobel Prize in Literature on multiple occasions. He was also an ardent Japanese nationalist, and even founded a right-wing militia known as the Tatenokai. In 1970, he led an attempted coup, supported by other members of the militia, in an attempt to restore imperial rule to Japan, and committed ritual suicide when their plan failed. Find out everything you need to know about Confessions of a Mask in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Confessions of a Mask

Author : Yukio Mishima
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Confessions of a Mask

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Confessions of a mask Kamen no kokuhaku engl Transl by Meredith Weatherby

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Japanese Culture

Author : Paul Varley
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Presents a comprehensive study of Japanese history and culture surveying over two thousand years of art, religion, and ceremonies and includes topics such as samurai values, Zen Buddhism, Confucianism, and Mito scholarship.

The Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea The Temple of the Golden Pavilion Confessions of a Mask

Author : Yukio Mishima
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Two Portraits of Artists As Young Men

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This dissertation, "Two Portraits of Artists as Young Men: a Critical Analysis of Yukio Mishima's Confessions of a Mask and Bai Xianyong's Crystal Boys" by Wai-li, Lau, 劉偉莉, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. DOI: 10.5353/th_b3195265

After Lacan

Author : Willy Apollon
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The authors use examples from their own clinical practice to explain the development of Lacanian theory.

Tokyo Central

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Thirst for Love

Author : Yukio Mishima
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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.

50 Plus One Great Books You Should Have Read and Probably Didn t

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50 plus one Greatest Books You Should Have Read is a masterpiece of information for educated individuals who want to expand their horizons or simply impress friends at a cocktail party. George Walsh and his advisory panel looked through the world's literature to find those books, both fiction and non-fiction, which have the greatest impact on writing, government, international politics, religion, the arts and sciences. The list is international in scope and spans the centuries, from Plato's Republic to Dickens' Great Expectations; this is a stellar resentation, which will round out any education. You have the advantage of not only learning about the authors and the books themselves, but will gain specific commentary on why each title is so important and how its impact had national and international implications. Many of the books chosen for this list have survived centuries and are considered essential for a liberal education.

Two Portraits of Artists as Young Men

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MASKS

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This interdisciplinary anthology explores the complex relationships in an artist’s life between fact and fiction, presentation and existence, and critique and creation, and examines the work that ultimately results from these tensions. Using a combination of critical and personal essays and interviews, MASKS presents Bowie as the key exemplifier of the concept of the 'mask', then further applies the same framework to other liminal artists and thinkers who challenged the established boundaries of the art/pop academic worlds, such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Oscar Wilde, Søren Kierkegaard, Yukio Mishima and Hunter S. Thompson. Featuring contributions from John Gray and Slavoj Žižek and interviews with Gary Lachman and Davide De Angelis, this book will appeal to scholars and students of cultural criticism, aesthetics and the philosophy of art; practising artists; and fans of Bowie and other artists whose work enacts experiments in identity.

Self and Deception

Author : Roger T. Ames
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Distinguished scholars discuss the problem of self-deception, or rather, self and deception.

Encyclopedia of the Novel

Author : Paul Schellinger
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Cinematic Nihilism

Author : John Marmysz
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Through case studies of popular films, including Prometheus, The Dark Knight Rises, Dawn of the Dead and The Human Centipede , this book re-emphasises the constructive potential of cinematic nihilism.

Translating Mount Fuji

Author : Dennis Washburn
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Dennis Washburn traces the changing character of Japanese national identity in the works of six major authors: Ueda Akinari, Natsume S?seki, Mori ?gai, Yokomitsu Riichi, ?oka Shohei, and Mishima Yukio. By focusing on certain interconnected themes, Washburn illuminates the contradictory desires of a nation trapped between emulating the West and preserving the traditions of Asia. Washburn begins with Ueda's Ugetsu monogatari (Tales of Moonlight and Rain) and its preoccupation with the distant past, a sense of loss, and the connection between values and identity. He then considers the use of narrative realism and the metaphor of translation in Soseki's Sanshiro; the relationship between ideology and selfhood in Ogai's Seinen; Yokomitsu Riichi's attempt to synthesize the national and the cosmopolitan; Ooka Shohei's post-World War II representations of the ethical and spiritual crises confronting his age; and Mishima's innovative play with the aesthetics of the inauthentic and the artistry of kitsch. Washburn's brilliant analysis teases out common themes concerning the illustration of moral and aesthetic values, the crucial role of autonomy and authenticity in defining notions of culture, the impact of cultural translation on ideas of nation and subjectivity, the ethics of identity, and the hybrid quality of modern Japanese society. He pinpoints the persistent anxiety that influenced these authors' writings, a struggle to translate rhetorical forms of Western literature while preserving elements of the pre-Meiji tradition. A unique combination of intellectual history and critical literary analysis, Translating Mount Fuji recounts the evolution of a conflict that inspired remarkable literary experimentation and achievement.