The sailor who fell from grace with the sea by Yukio Mishima, book review

The sailor who fell from grace with the sea or Gogo no Eiko in Japanese, is Yukio Mishima's 1963 novel. It is very late in his career that he wrote this. The story is about a widow called Fusako and her thirteen year old son called Noboru. Noboru had recently escaped from the house so … Continue reading The sailor who fell from grace with the sea by Yukio Mishima, book review

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The sound of waves by Yukio Mishima, book review

The sound of waves or Shiosai in Japanese is Yukio Mishima's 1954 novel. It starts with a brief description of the island called Uta-jima, it then moves to a remote fishing village where a young boy is returning from his fishing for the day. He is wearing his dead father's trousers and a cheap jumper, … Continue reading The sound of waves by Yukio Mishima, book review

Death in midsummer and other stories by Yukio Mishima, book review

Death in midsummer and other stories by Yukio Mishima (1925-70) is a collection of the Japanese author's short stories. Some are relatively early in his career (Death in midsummer, 1953), and some are from much later in his career (Patriotism, 1966). Because of this the stories offer a wide scope of his writing ability and … Continue reading Death in midsummer and other stories by Yukio Mishima, book review