Yukio Mishima

Mishima in 1956 , , .}}|三島 由紀夫|Mishima Yukio}} is the pen name of November 25, 1970}}, a Japanese author, poet, playwright, actor, model, film director, nationalist, and founder of the Tatenokai. Mishima is considered one of the most important Japanese authors of the 20th century. He was considered for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968, but the award went to his countryman Yasunari Kawabata. His works include the novels ''Confessions of a Mask'' and ''The Temple of the Golden Pavilion'', and the autobiographical essay ''Sun and Steel''. Mishima's work is characterized by its luxurious vocabulary and decadent metaphors, its fusion of traditional Japanese and modern Western literary styles, and its obsessive assertions of the unity of beauty, eroticism and death.

Ideologically a right wing nationalist, Mishima formed the Tatenokai, an unarmed civilian militia, for the avowed purpose of restoring power to the Japanese Emperor. On November 25, 1970, Mishima and four members of his militia entered a military base in central Tokyo, took the commandant hostage, and attempted to inspire the Japan Self-Defense Forces to overturn Japan's 1947 Constitution. When this was unsuccessful, Mishima committed ritual suicide by disembowelment. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970.
Published 1994
...Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970. Gogo no eikō. English. Sailor who fell from grace with the sea. 1st...
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by Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970.
Published 1994
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by Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970.
Published 2003
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (COLdb)246147)
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by Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970.
Published 2000
...Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970. Hōjō no umi....
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Subjects: '; ...Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970 Translations into English....
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by Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970,
Published 1990
...Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970. Hōjō no umi....
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by Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970.
Published 1999
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...Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970. Ai no kawaki. English. Thirst for love. [1st American ed.]....
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...Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970. Akatsuki no tera. English. Temple of dawn. [1st American ed.]....
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by Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970,
Published 1973
...Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970. Honba. English. Runaway horses. [1st American ed.]....
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by Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970.
Published 1970
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (BENdb)60261)
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by Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970.
Published 1972
...Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970. Hōjō no umi....
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by Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970.
Published 1971
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