Articles tagged yukio mishima, japanese literature

Yukio Mishima, of Love and Death

Death and sex were verboten, and Mishima took it upon himself to be a virtuosic provocateur; part passionate expressive modernist, part fervent traditionalist.

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6 Aug 2008 // 4:22 AM

Discovered ‘Genji’ sets offer avenues for interpretation

OSAKA, Japan - Two recently discovered full 54-chapter sets of “The Tale of Genji” are expected to open the door to new interpretations of the

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28 Jul 2008 // 4:53 AM

On Nov. 25, 1970, Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima and four cadets from his private army barricaded themselves in a Tokyo military barracks, taking the commanding officer hostage.

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Salmonella Men on Planet Porno by Yasutaka Tsutsui

There's a mean streak of misogyny that runs almost throughout the collection and tends to distract from everything else going on around it.

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12 Jul 2007 // 10:59 PM

After Dark by Haruki Murakami

After Dark is a slice-of-life snapshot that leaves most of its philosophical inquiries and plotlines unresolved.

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The Eye of Lenzi: "Gang War in Milan" and "Spasmo"

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"Two wide and handsome Italian thrillers of the 1970s.

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