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The Sailor Who Fell from Grace With the Sea Vintage Classics Japanese Series

by Yukio Mishima

Part of the Vintage Classic Japanese Series Series

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace With the Sea Vintage Classics Japanese Series Synopsis

VINTAGE JAPANESE CLASSICS - five masterpieces of Japanese fiction in gorgeous new gift editions. A band of savage thirteen-year-old boys reject the adult world as illusory, hypocritical, and sentimental, and train themselves in a brutal callousness they call 'objectivity'. When the mother of one of them begins an affair with a ship's officer, he and his friends idealise the man at first; but it is not long before they conclude that he is in fact soft and romantic. They regard this disillusionment as an act of betrayal on his part - and the retribution is deliberate and horrifying.

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace With the Sea Vintage Classics Japanese Series Press Reviews

Mishima's greatest novel, and one of the greatest of the past century * The Times * Explores the viciousness that lies beneath what we imagine to be innocence * Independent * Told with Mishima's fierce attention to naturalistic detail, the grisly tale becomes painfully convincing and yields a richness of psychological and mythic truth * Sunday Times * Coolly exact with his characters and their honourable motives. His aim is to make the destruction of the sailor by his love seem as inevitable as the ocean * Guardian *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781784875428
Publication date: 3rd October 2019
Author: Yukio Mishima
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 144 pages
Categories: Classic fiction (pre c 1945),

About Yukio Mishima

Yukio Mishima was born into a samurai family and imbued with the code of complete control over mind and body, and loyalty to the Emperor - the same code that produced the austerity and self-sacrifice of Zen. He wrote countless short stories and thirty-three plays, in some of which he acted. Several films have been made from his novels, including The Sound of Waves; Enjo, which was based on The Temple of the Golden Pavilion; and The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea. Among his other works are the novels Confessions of a Mask and Thirst For Love ...

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