On November 25, 1970, Japan's most renowned postwar novelist, Yukio Mishima, stunned the world by committing ritual suicide. Here, Marguerite Yourcenar, a brilliant reader of Mishima and a scholar with an eye for the cultural roles of fiction, unravels the author's life and politics: his affection for Western culture, his family and his homosexuality, his brilliant writings, and his carefully premeditated death.
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Marguerite Yourcenar's (1903-1987) many works include A Coin in Nine Hands, Fires, Two Lives and a Dream, and A Blue Tale, all available from the University of Chicago Press.Language Notes:
Text: English, French (translation)
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Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110374520615
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0374520615 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0114969