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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
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Because of the boyhood trauma of seeing his mother make love to another man in the presence of his dying father, Mizoguchi becomes a hopeless stutterer. Taunted by his schoolmates, he feels utterly alone until he becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto. He quickly becomes obsessed with the beauty of the temple. Even when tempted by a friend into exploring the geisha district, he cannot escape its image. In the novel's soaring climax, he tries desperately to free himself from his fixation.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)895.635 — Literature Literature of other languages Asian (east and south east) languages Japanese Japanese fiction 1945–2000
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