Mishima : a biography / by John Nathan.
- 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.
0 current holds with 1 total copy.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Holdable?||Status||Due Date|
|Stan Getz Library||PL833.I7 Z6984 2000||37684001054220||Library Stacks||Copy hold / Volume hold||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780306809774
- ISBN: 030680977X
- Physical Description: xxiv, 300 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
- Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed.
- Publisher: [Cambridge, MA] : Da Capo Press, 2000.
Originally published: Boston, Mass. : Little, Brown, 1974.
"With a new preface by the author"--Cover.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
"The major plays and novels of Yukio Mishima": pages 283-286.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
1925-1937 -- 1937-1945 -- 1946-1949 -- 1950-1956 -- 1957-1959 -- 1960-1966 -- 1967-1969 -- 1970 -- The major plays and novels.
At age 45, Yukio Mishima was the outstanding Japanese writer of his generation, celebrated both at home and abroad for his plays and novels. In 1970 he started the world by stepping out onto a balcony in Tokyo before an assembly of troops and plunging a sword into his abdomen; a disciple then beheaded him, completing the ritual of hara-kiri. John Nathan's riveting biography traces the life of this tortured, nearly superhuman personality. Mishima survived a grotesque childhood, and subsequently his sadomasochistic impulses became manifest -- as did an increasing obsession with death as the supreme beauty. Nathan, who knew Mishima professionally and personally, interviewed family, colleagues, and friends to unmask the various personae of the genius who felt called by "a glittering destiny no ordinary man would be permitted."--Publisher's description.
Search for related items by subject
|Subject:||Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970.
三島, 由紀夫, (1925-1970)Authors, Japanese > 20th century > Biography.