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The Temple of Dawn (Sea of Fertility #3)

The Temple of Dawn (Sea of Fertility #3)

Author: Yukio Mishima
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The story of a man called Honda's obsessive pursuit of a beautiful young Thai princess, and an equally passionate search for enlightenment that takes him to India. It dramatizes the Japanese experience from the eve of World War II through the postwar era. One of the "Sea of Fertility" cycle.

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The third novel in Mishima's masterful tetralogy
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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 stories and thirty-three plays, in some of which he performed. 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 and the short story collections Death in Midsummer and Acts of Worship. The Sea of Fertility tetralogy, however, is his masterpiece. After Mishima conceived the idea of The Sea of Fertility in 1964, he frequently said he would die when it was completed. On 25 November 1970, the day he completed The Decay of the Angel, the last novel of the cycle, Mishima committed seppuku (ritual suicide) at the age of forty-five. The Sea of Fertility tetralogy, however, is his masterpiece. After Mishima conceived the idea of The Sea of Fertility in 1964, he frequently said he would die when it was completed. On November 25th, 1970, the day he completed The Decay of the Angel, the last novel of the cycle, Mishima committed seppuku (ritual suicide) at the age of 45.

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General Fields

  • : 9780099282792
  • : vinteb
  • : vinteb
  • : March 1999
  • : 198mm X 130mm X 20mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Yukio Mishima
  • : Paperback
  • : 336