'Acts of Worship: Seven stories' is a collection of short stories by Yukio Mishima. The seven stories go from 1946-65, so are wide in their scope of his writing career. These seven stories are Fountains in the rain, Raisin bread, Sword, Sea and sunset, Cigarette, Martyrdom and Act of worship. This collection is named after … Continue reading Acts of Worship: Seven stories by Yukio Mishima, book review
Thirst for love or Ai no Kawaki in Japanese, is Yukio Mishima's 1950 novel. This is extremely early in his writing career. This is his second major novel, the first being Confessions of a mask. Etsuko is a widow who lives with her father-in-law Yakichi in the Sugimoto household, after her husband passed away from … Continue reading Thirst for love by Yukio Mishima, book review.
The Temple of Dawn or Akatsuki no Tera in Japanese is Mishima’s 1970 novel. The third in his tetralogy known as the Sea of fertility, and extremely late in his writing career. This novel follows Honda once again, and the mad Siamese princess Chantrapa who believes that she is the reincarnation of a Japanese man and wants to be … Continue reading The Temple of Dawn by Yukio Mishima, book review
Yukio Mishima is a dark and mysterious character in modern Japanese history. He was born pre-world war II and wrote in post-war Japan, he was unhappy with its changing face and its throwing away of its tradition after the defeat by the US. The book 'Confessions of a mask' is semi-autobiographical (or at least it … Continue reading Confessions of a mask by Yukio Mishima, book review