The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

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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.

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"A dark vision...a beautiful, disturbing novel" (Los Angeles Times)

"Mishima writes with a fury that seldom flags" (Glasgow Herald)

"Glitters with images of beauty and destruction, cruelty and sacrifice, dedication and betrayal" (The Times)

"An amazing literary feat" (Chicago Tribune)

"I adore Mishima's prose and vivid descriptions. They pull me out of my daily reality" (Amanda Harlech Harpers Bazaar)

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