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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion (edition 1994)
by Yukio Mishima (Author), Ivan Morris (Translator), Nancy Wilson Ross (Introduction), Fumi Komatsu (Drawings)
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima
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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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