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The story of Kochan, a Japanese adolescent boy who is tormented by his sexual attraction to other boys in his class and in particular to his friend Obi.

Author: Yukio Mishima

Publisher: Peter Owen Cased Classics

ISBN: 0720620120

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Confessions of a Mask tells the story of a Japanese boy's development towards a homosexual identity during and after the Second World War. In narrating his progress from an isolated childhood through adolescence to manhood, he exposes his inner life, full of repressed homosexual desires and preoccupations with sadomasochism and death. The enduring power of the novel is in part owing to its themes of fantasy, despair, and alienation, its eloquent voice, but also its autobiographical nature --the equally enduring fascination with the life and character of one of Japan's most turbulent artists. As part of the new Peter Owen Cased Classics series, this special hardback edition carries an elegant dust jacket with a false die-cutting of a mask, while printed on the cover board is the work of British contemporary artist Fraser Taylor.
2021-04 By Yukio Mishima

One of the classics of modern Japanese fiction.

Author: Yukio Mishima


ISBN: 0720610311

Category: Japanese literature

Page: 255

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One of the classics of modern Japanese fiction.
1998-10 By Yukio Mishima

It tells the story of Kochan, a young gay man who is constantly torn between his desire for social acceptance and his vivid inner world of sexual imagery and morbid fantasies, and struggles to reconcile these warring sides of his own ...

Author: Bright Summaries


ISBN: 9782808001984

Category: Study Aids

Page: 54

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Confessions of a Mask with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima, a daring novel which explores the boundaries and connections between desire, beauty and death. It tells the story of Kochan, a young gay man who is constantly torn between his desire for social acceptance and his vivid inner world of sexual imagery and morbid fantasies, and struggles to reconcile these warring sides of his own personality. Yukio Mishima was one of the foremost Japanese authors of the 20th century, and was considered for the Nobel Prize in Literature on multiple occasions. He was also an ardent Japanese nationalist, and even founded a right-wing militia known as the Tatenokai. In 1970, he led an attempted coup, supported by other members of the militia, in an attempt to restore imperial rule to Japan, and committed ritual suicide when their plan failed. Find out everything you need to know about Confessions of a Mask in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with!
2018-06-12 By Bright Summaries

In 1949 he vaulted into fame with the publication of an extraordinary , painfully revealing autobiographical novel entitled Confessions of a Mask ( Kamen no Kokuhaku ) . One of Mishima's purposes in writing Confessions of a Mask was to ...

Author: Paul Varley

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824821521

Category: History

Page: 400

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Presents a comprehensive study of Japanese history and culture surveying over two thousand years of art, religion, and ceremonies and includes topics such as samurai values, Zen Buddhism, Confucianism, and Mito scholarship.
2000-03-01 By Paul Varley

The title Confessions of a Mask had a special meaning . Like any other confession , Mishima's had to be public , though its meaning was probably not understood by most of his readers , even those who enjoyed the book as the story of a ...

Author: Donald Keene

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231515200

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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The preeminent Western authority on Japanese literature a presents a collection of personal essays and literary vignettes that offers a fresh and personal insight into his prolific career as a writer and translator, traveler and social observer.
1996-06-27 By Donald Keene

The narrator of Confessions of a Mask begins his story at the very moment of his birth, claiming to remember details that may or may not correspond with reality. Evidence shows that they do not, but even so he cannot help but keep these ...

Author: John Marmysz

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791486283

Category: Philosophy

Page: 217

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Explores the concept of nihilism and argues that it need not imply despair, but can be responded to positively.
2012-02-01 By John Marmysz

Author: Yukio MISHIMA (pseud.)


ISBN: OCLC:563514845


Page: 255

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7. John Nathan , La vie de Mishima ( Paris : Gallimard , 1980 ) , 20 . 8. Yukio Mishima , Confessions of a Mask ( New York : New Directions , 1958 ) , 6-7 . 9 . Confessions of a Mask , 10 . 10 . Confessions of a Mask ...

Author: Willy Apollon

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791454800

Category: Psychology

Page: 197

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The authors use examples from their own clinical practice to explain the development of Lacanian theory.
2002-10-10 By Willy Apollon

the ideas ultimately finding expression in the book he describes as his " kind of hybrid between confession and criticism . . . ' confidential criticism ' ” : Sun and Steel . 38 In Confessions of a Mask , we find the associations later ...

Author: Gwenn Boardman Petersen

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824814762

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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1992-05-01 By Gwenn Boardman Petersen

Yukio Mishima, Confessions of a Mask, trans. Meredith Weatherby (London: Paladin Grafton Books, 1986). 12. Scott-Stokes, Life and Death, 10. 13. For more about Mishima's sword, see Christopher Ross, Mishima's Sword: Travels in Search of ...

Author: Kimberly Jannarone

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472119677

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Explores the complex relationship between avant-garde art and politics to reveal links with right-wing or fascist causes
2015-11-06 By Kimberly Jannarone