The Temple Of The Golden Pavilion

by Yukio Mishima


The Temple Of The Golden Pavilion | 9780099285670 | Yukio Mishima

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:03/05/2001 by Vintage Publishing


Because of the boyhood trauma of seeing his mother make love to another man in the presence of his dying father, Mizoguchi becomes a hopeless stutterer. Taunted by his schoolmates, he feels utterly alone untill he becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto, where he develops an all-consuming obsession with the temple’s beauty. This powerful story of dedication and sacrifice brings together Mishima’s preoccupations with violence, desire, religion and national history to dazzling effect.