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Yukio Mishima

Features

Thursday, August 21 2008

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.


Columns

Sunday, February 2 2014

Selling Japan: How Much Is a Nation's Culture Worth?

Via the billion-dollar Cool Japan Fund Inc, Japan is aiming to become one of the world's dominant culture forces. But can a national culture be commodified so easily?


Reviews

Sunday, July 25 2010

The Stories In 'Acts of Worship' Feel Like Practice Runs for Better Things to Come

This is an erratic arrangement of tales that merely offers glimpses into Yukio Mishima’s later greatness as a novelist.


Blogs

Tuesday, September 21 2010

'Forbidden Colors' Shades of Conformity, Manipulation, Shallowness, Infidelity and Revenge

The characters throughout are, for the most part, miserable, with the gay characters the most miserable of all.


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