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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion [Kindle Edition]

Yukio Mishima
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Book Description

Mizoguchi has been mentally troubled since he witnessed his mother's infidelity in the presence of his dying father. Mizoguchi feels utterly abandoned and alone until he becomes a pdest at Kinka-kuji, a famous Buddhist temple in Kyoto. Failing in his quest to find the warmth of human companionship in the temple, the young man, tormented by the temple's exquisite beauty, decides to destroy himself and all he loves. He feels he cannot live in peace as long as the temple exists. Mizoguchi, like many other troubled Mishima heroes, becomes obsessed with unattainable ideals.

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion reflects Mishima's preoccupations with beauty and death in a clear and unmistakable manner. It is also an excellent example of a theme that frequently arises in Mishima's work: the resentment of the obj ect of desire. Because this novel, arguably Mishima's best, reflects the author's suicidal tendencies, it also offers us insight into one of the twentieth century's greatest and most complex literary icons.


Product Details

  • File Size: 3210 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (December 20, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006T3ITMS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #169,120 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Bad OCR February 29, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Kindle users should be warned that this edition was produced by a poor quality OCR and there are a lot of typos in the text. A shame, since the book itself and the translation are great. Try one of the other editions available for Kindle.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Typos December 19, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Great book, but the kindle edition has so many typos it is distracting to read. Amazon needs to do a better job than this.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story, way too many typos March 7, 2013
By MJS
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I purchased this edition for a university class, and while I am not having too much difficulty reading it, there are so many typos it's a little ridiculous for the price paid. Sometimes I can't tell if a word is typed correctly or not because it's a Romanji version of a Japanese word. If there were far fewer mistakes, then I wouldn't have to constantly check to see if certain words were correctly written or not.

As for the story itself, this is something everyone should read.
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