The Temple Of The Golden Pavilion (Vintage Classics)

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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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