Books by Yukio Mishima and Complete Book Reviews

Yukio Mishima, trans. from the Japanese by Andrew Clare. Vintage, $16 trade paper (176p) ISBN 978-0-525-43415-3
Originally published in 1961, this luridly propulsive novel from Mishima (Confessions of a Mask) centers on a depraved love triangle between “a miserable, despairing woman”; “a self-indulgent, heartless husband”; and “a hot-blooded sympathetic young
Yukio Mishima, Author, John Bester, Translator Kodansha America $17.95 (205p) ISBN 978-0-87011-937-8
This beautifully translated collection contains some Mishima's finest stories, none of them previously collected in an English edition. In the moving title story, the loyal, self-effacing housemaid of a solitary professor-poet ferrets out the secret
Yukio Mishima, trans. from the Japanese by Stephen Dodd. Vintage, $16.95 trade paper (192p) ISBN 978-0-525-56514-7
This 1968 pulp novel from Mishima (The Frolic of the Beasts) is a slapstick comedy with a complex moral underpinning, and an intriguing departure from his introspective work. Hanio Yamada, a young, handsome Tokyo copywriter, wakes up in a hospital...
Yukio Mishima, trans. from the Japanese by Sam Bett. New Directions, $11.95 trade paper (80p) ISBN 978-0-8112-2842-8
Mishima’s ethereal 1961 novel, published for the first time in English, showcases the strains of fame on a young movie star. Twenty-three-year-old Rikio Mizuno plays a hardened yakuza in a series of successful films. He has a large, devoted fan base
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