2007. New Ed. Paperback. Translator(s): Wetherby, Meredith. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: FA; FYT. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 187 x 125 x 20. Weight in Grams: 234. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #
The story of a man coming to terms with his homosexuality in traditional Japanese society has become a modern classic.Confessions of a Mask tells the story of Kochan, an adolescent boy tormented by his burgeoning attraction to men: he wants to be “normal.” Kochan is meek-bodied, and unable to participate in the more athletic activities of his classmates. He begins to notice his growing attraction to some of the boys in his class, particularly the pubescent body of his friend Omi. To hide his homosexuality, he courts a woman, Sonoko, but this exacerbates his feelings for men. As news of the War reaches Tokyo, Kochan considers the fate of Japan and his place within its deeply rooted propriety.
From the Back Cover: This book is one of the classics of modern Japanese fiction. It is the story of an adolescent who must learn to live with the painful fact that he is unlike other young men. Mishima's protagonist discovers that he is becoming a homosexual in a polite, post-war Japan. To survive, he must live behind a mask of propriety.
Title: Confessions of a Mask
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Book Condition: New
Book Description Peter Owen Ltd, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 256 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0720612853
Book Description Peter Owen Ltd, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0720612853
Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97807206128510000000
Book Description Peter Owen Ltd, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0720612853