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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion


The Temple of the Golden Pavilion - Mishima, Yukio
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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.

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion 2001, Vintage Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780099285670

Mass-market paperback

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion 1994, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679752707

Trade paperback

The Temple Of The Golden Pavilion 1994, Everyman's Library, London

ISBN-13: 9781857151695