The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

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.

 

Mishima, Yukio :   The Temple of the Golden Pavilion .  
Vintage Classics   2009 .   Sprache: Englisch.  256 S.   198 mm .
978-0-09-928567-0
Random House UK –  ;  – Vintage, London
KT        fPr        13.90 EUR