[Author] Mishima Yukio [Passive gay chauvinist] (8)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2005-12-14 21:45 ID:BAJldss0

Anyone here read and enjoy Mishima Yukio's books and for that matter, plays?

I do. I've read The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea twice, and am attempting to slog through Forbidden Colours.

I like his descriptive and insightful style -- even in the more sailor-story-esque parts of The Sailor..., I found myself enjoying how he linked sailing and the sea to male sexuality and masculine feelings. I have a soft spot for his sexism, too, especially in Forbidden Colours, where a young gay man who loathes women joins forces with another, older hetrosexual man who seeks to destroy those women who have 'wronged' him. Very romantic, in a destructive kind of way.

2 Name: Bookworm : 2005-12-20 21:58 ID:Heaven


3 Name: Bookworm : 2006-01-10 20:00 ID:82AK7mjc

I still consider "Onnagata" to be one of his best short stories. The unspoken of shock of it's main charakter at the end, when he realizes that he is competeting for the attention of a crossdresser with another man is deliciouse.

But, as I've read very little appart from his short stories and Book two and three of the "sea of fertility" I'd like to ask if his other romans have such outstanding endings too?

I've read parts of one of his No-plays, the one with the drawer. It was interessting and new, but not as beautifuly heart-wrenching as Zeamis tales of samurai ghosts.

4 Name: Newoz : 2007-01-18 23:24 ID:Heaven

I have read Mishima's first book, Confessions of a Mask.
Possibly one of the best pieces of literature I have ever read o_o

Extremely dark, twisted, scary and awe-inspiring.
When it first came out, people were shocked by the strange characters (people thought it was a short novel, back then), plot and descriptions. A few decades later, someone asked if the first book he made was autobiographycal. He said yes. And the public was 100000 times more shocked. Anyway, this book kind of describes a part of Mishima's obscure nature: unique and hurt.

I read a translated version from a translated version from the original japanese book, so some of the awesome metaphors and comparisons are kind of faded or strange ._.

5 Name: Bookworm : 2007-11-06 05:39 ID:D1Ly1rYr

Thread necromancy!

I've read Spring Snow twice now and it's one of my favorite books. Tragic love story at its finest. This book taught me that indecisiveness and too much pride will fuck you up.

6 Name: Bookworm : 2007-11-07 01:33 ID:Heaven

I've only read his short story "Patriotism," which was quite interesting. Thanks to >>4's commendation, I think I'll look up some of his other works.

7 Name: Bookworm : 2015-09-06 18:12 ID:3MVnOCJ1

I recently got Young Samurai: Bodybuilders of Japan, a Tamotsu Yato photography collection Mishima writes the introduction for. I look forward to reading the books mentioned in this thread.

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