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Written in 1956 and 1959, respectively, this duo represent a hit and a miss. LJ's reviewer found Waves amateurish (LJ 8/56), while Temple was praised by another LJ reviewer (LJ 5/15/59) and Japanese critics, who voted it one of the ten best novels of the year.
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"A story that is both happy and a work of art. . . . Altogether a joyous and lovely thing."
—The New York Times "Of such classic design its action might take place at any point across a thousand years."
—San Francisco Chronicle "Mishima is like Stendhal in his precise psychological analyses, like Dostoevsky in his explorations of darkly destructive personalities."
—Christian Science Monitor
Yukio Mishima's, "The Sound of Waves" is a book that captures and engages the active reader on a number of levels. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Thomas Baker
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I definitely recommend to my family and friends.
I wish I could add my own bit of praise to the undiluted encomium of most of the reviewers here and at Goodreads for THE SOUND OF WAVES, but I can’t. Read morePublished 4 months ago by R. Russell Bittner
Mishima’s best is no-doubt the sea of fertility tetralogy, but The Sound of Waves is a pleasant short novel, or long novella, less gloomy and wistfully, even uplifting, somewhat... Read morePublished 5 months ago by reader 451
one of mishima's best novels...great detail and story, but virtually all of his writing is excellent
too bad there are no new editions
Great look on post WWII, rural Japanese life. Also the plot was nice and the resolution was content. Overall worth reading.Published 7 months ago by William E Mullin Jr