Editions. Confessions of a Mask . Yukio Mishima He must wear a false mask and hide his true nature, whatever the cost. ‘A terrific and. Confessions Of A Mask. Fiction by Yukio Mishima. Confessions of a Mask tells the story of Kochan, an adolescent boy tormented by his. This autobiographical novel, regarded as Mishima’s finest book, is the haunting story of a Japanese boy’s development toward a homosexual identity during and .

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The will to what? His book, like no other, has made me understand a little of how it feels to be Japanese.

This aspect of the novel Second reading. Within beauty both shores meet and all contradictions exist side by side. I don’t think I would recommend this book to anyone, except someone directly interested in the subject. Mishima’s unusual childhood with a controlling grandmother and distant temperamental father required him to develop a strong inner world amsk order to emotionally survive.

Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima

Mishima felt his whole life the gravitational pull to the darkest center of the universe. These are some of my favorite passages from the book. Forbidden Confessionz is next on the list.

I can’t help make comparisons with the lyrics of Morrissey, confrssions that matter. Knowing what is in the hearts of fire? Kochan’s experiences fit into this cookie cutter mold as much as my insane female bisexual ones do, but his narrative was concerned less with how his difference differed from similar differences and more with the fact that there was a difference in general.

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Published October 27th by Peter Owen first published Genet didn’t give me the goosebumps of what I’d lost but at least my staring problem was eye to eye. This page was last edited on 2 Novemberat In his account of beauty and love, affection and bravery, friendship and isolation, lies a seething pain that is not hungry for an antidote; instead, it breathes on its charred body, heavily and without restraint. The machine sets to work mightily.


Zen and the Birds of Appetite Thomas Merton. There’s another image he obsesses over, St. New Directions US Eng. The main character, whose name From what I can tell, Yukio Mishima was not a very happy man.

Of course, writings portraying males freely exercising their homosexuality saw a great surge in the post-war years Gore Vidal’s The City and the Pillar and Truman Capote’s Other Voices Other Rooms being some of the most notable examples, at least in the US.

Confessions of a Mask is like mas the depths of the protagonist’s and by extent, the author’s mind. Sweet Bird of Youth Tennessee Williams.

His crowning achievement, the Sea of Fertility tetralogy—which contains the novels Spring SnowRunaway HorsesThe Temple of Dawnand The Decay of the Angel —is considered one of the definitive works of twentieth-century Japanese fiction.

The person who owned this book before me left their Marmaduke book mark in the book. It howls oc it hypnotizes the soul into a mass of self-deceit in a machine of falsehood. Being bisexual instead of homosexual, I didn’t have so much the lack of one or the other attraction and more the idea that I may be catching guy cooties cause I stared at women’s breasts for too long, but I still remember the long gap between the erotica I was reading and jukio motions of crushes I was performing, including the time when I thought I liked one confession but yukiio actually liking him and my flatmate at the same time.


The seducer being deceived by it own seduction. Interesting book, though I thought it slow for the first half, the second half brings an interesting twist in character development. Rather, it was because the other boys had no such need of understanding themselves as I had: Death being the only rescue.

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Probably the only place in which I could have lived at ease would have been some uncivilized tropical land where I could not speak the language. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. But directions for its use were maek written, and so, when the toy took the initiative in wanting to play with me, my bewilderment was inevitable. I’m not gonna play this review like that. March Learn how and when to remove this template message.

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The monstrous part of me that was on the point of bursting awaited my use of it with unprecedented ardour, upbraiding me for my ignorance, panting indignantly. As confeessions full-length novel, it falls short a tad. To hide his homosexuality, he courts a woman, Sonoko, but this exacerbates his feelings for men. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.