Thirst for love 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.

#222 – Satoko

Beautiful from birth, like a princess Ready for the Matsugae's name and son. Engaged to the Emperor's son, while sleeping With her true love Kiyoaki, she voided him From her womb in two ways. Being unable To bear it she became a nun and prayed ceaselessly Through the lives of the reincarnations of her First … Continue reading #222 – Satoko

The Decay of the Angel by Yukio Mishima, book review

The Decay of the Angel or Tennin no Gosui in Japanese is Mishima’s 1970 novel. The forth and final in his tetralogy known as the Sea of fertility, and extremely late in his writing career, this is his last book before his suicide. This story follows Honda in his old age, and Toru who is a sixteen year … Continue reading The Decay of the Angel by Yukio Mishima, book review

The Temple of Dawn 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

#220 – Honda

From a young age your mind Was that of a judge, a logician. Watching your romantic friend die, Washing away his spring snow spirit, Another friend breaking his bowels Like a spurred runaway horse, And another, but this time a love, Mesmerised your eyes with her Tanned thighs, but later died: a poison From a snake … Continue reading #220 – Honda