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    (E–pub READ) [金閣寺] Summary 金閣寺 I walked back and forth in front of the Nishijin police station It was evening and several of the windows were brightly lit I noticed a police

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    (E–pub READ) [金閣寺] This story by Mishima is a beautiful tale about obsession and how it destroys the bearer It is a fable loosely based on the true story of the burning of the Kinka kuji temple in Kyoto I visited it once it is absolutely sublime A must read for e

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    (E–pub READ) [金閣寺] Oh yes you do so want to read this novel I would mark the following synopsis as a spoiler but all is revealed in the introduction and the events that inspired the book are about as big a mystery for the Japanese as what happened to the Titanic is to Westerners anyway so don't go getting all sore with me like I'm maliciously ruining all your fun We are being multicultural and pretending we already knew about this major historical event bef

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    (E–pub READ) [金閣寺] I have twice in the past tried to read Mishima firstly 'Spring Snow' which at the time for what ever reason just couldn't seem to get into it although will definitely return there in due course Secondly had a go at 'The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea' but didn't like his nihilistic portrayal of youth The Temple of the Golden Pavilion was far accessible and enticing but still retained a serious and disturbing ton

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    Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ô Yukio Mishima (E–pub READ) [金閣寺] Yukio Mishima ô 5 Read On 1 July 1950 during the Allied Occupation of Japan a Buddhist monk by the name of Yoken Hayashi set fire to the

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    Summary 金閣寺 (E–pub READ) [金閣寺] Yukio Mishima ô 5 Read 4 and a half stars rounded upIn 1950 a young monk set the beautiful Kinkaku Ji or Golden Pavilion on fire This acolyte was arrested but ultimately released as he was declared mentally ill This act of arson shocked Japan deeply as the building was a protected national monument and special instructions had even been given so that i

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    Summary 金閣寺 Yukio Mishima ô 5 Read Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ô Yukio Mishima Pre review When the Golden Temple got bombed perhaps the phoenix statue at the rooftop would be awakened as a real undying phoenix and rose from the flame and the ashesPeace was kept when death and violence were on display publicly and regularly So the one thing that should be made public properly is execution Actually I read the Taiwanese t

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    Summary 金閣寺 (E–pub READ) [金閣寺] To make one Mishima take one dehydrated Dostoevsky; remove all hair and whiskers go all the way give old Dos a full Brazilian then polish to a steely sheen; carefully remove the heart and brain; take the heart between both hands and sueeze using occult Buddhist techniues until the heart’s emotional essence is drop by drop converted into int

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    (E–pub READ) [金閣寺] The Temple of the Golden Pavilion traces the curious relationship between a young stuttering priest named Mizoguchi and the Golden

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    (E–pub READ) [金閣寺] English The Temple Of The Golden PavilionThis classic novel is based on a real incident In 1950 an aspiring Buddhist monk set fire to the title giving Golden Pavilion a 14th century Zen temple in Kyoto Mishima was fascinated by the story of the young criminal who at the trial stated that he wanted to destroy the building because of its beauty the author whose own obsession with beauty is reflected throughout his works

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  • Paperback
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  • 金閣寺
  • Yukio Mishima
  • en
  • 03 September 2020
  • 9780399504884

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Summary 金閣寺 Yukio Mishima ô 5 Read Read 金閣寺 ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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 h. I walked back and forth in front of the Nishijin police station It was evening and several of the windows were brightly lit I noticed a police detective hurrying into the building He was wearing an open neck shirt and was carrying a briefcase No one paid any attention too me No one had paid any attention to me during the past twenty years and under present conditions this was bound to continue Under present conditions I was still a person of no importance In this country of Japan there were people by the million by the tens of millions who were tucked away in corners and to whom no one paid any attention I still belonged to their ranks The world felt not the slightest concern as to whether these people lived or died and for this reason there was something reassuring about themAn odd intriguing read one that reminded me of Dostoevsky or Camus in that it seemed as much a parable as a narrative I won t spoil the plot but Mishima cannily took a real event changed little and made it a psychological profile of a young man in turmoil The lead a stuttering acolyte at a temple in Kyoto is unlikable after a childhood trauma he becomes hopelessly obsessed with the Temple of the Golden Pavilion The book presents him with various interlocutors and sexual temptations all of which lead to an inevitable crescendoWhat frightened me what made me pull the paragraph above is the insight that Mishima has into the mind of the young domestic terrorist Mizoguchi the lead is a primordial version of an incel and his cool rationalization of the inexplicable is chilling Though the novel drags through the occasional parable and has a preposterous coincidence at its core a minor character keeps appearing in different subplots with no real explanation it is an accomplishment

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Summary 金閣寺 Yukio Mishima ô 5 Read Read 金閣寺 ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Mpted by a friend into exploring the geisha district he cannot escape its image In the novel's soaring climax he tries desperately to free himself from his fixatio. The Temple of the Golden Pavilion traces the curious relationship between a young stuttering priest named Mizoguchi and the Golden Pavilion from the time when his father first introduces him to the serene and incomparable beauty of the temple to the moment when having finally destroyed it he smokes a cigarette in an almost post coital act of defiance Until this last dramatic act the Golden Pavilion has dominated MIzugushi s life constantly changing its meaning in his confused but charged mind from a reassuring foundation for his belief to a menacing authority that lays over him like a subjugating presence and he finally comes to the conclusion that only by destroying the pavilion can he truly free himself from its eternal grip From the beginning of the novel when Mizogushi as a young boy lying next to his dying dad witnesses his mother s infidelity the novel uickly evolves into a philosophical meditation on the ualities of anger forgiveness attraction repulsion and of the all encompassing uestion of the significance and standard of external and internal beauty One of the rather interesting strategic elements in the narrative is that it s particularly hard to feel compassion for Mizogushi who s portrayed as a self obsessed reticent and somewhat cruel individual Mishima has crafted his protagonist s narrative voice extremely well and although it s sometimes hard to agree with his choices they all seem to make sense within his obsessive reality The novel is philosophically rich and some of the most fundamental uestions that we ask ourselves are succinctly addressed in the narrative How beauty can exist in a world of evil how a single moment like the physical placement of a single blade of grass can be understood contrasted against the cosmic physical world and ultimately how we constantly seek to understand ourselvesThe book is wonderfully written the prose is inspired and evocative and I particularly appreciate the underlying tone of ineradicable despair even when objects of great beauty is described

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Summary 金閣寺 Yukio Mishima ô 5 Read Read 金閣寺 ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Is schoolmates he feels utterly alone until he becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto He uickly becomes obsessed with the beauty of the temple Even when te. On 1 July 1950 during the Allied Occupation of Japan a Buddhist monk by the name of Yoken Hayashi set fire to the Kinkaku ji or as it is known in English The Temple of the Golden Pavilion Yoken was a man of little conseuence a character in history who had he not committed such an acrimonious act would not have been remembered today He suffered from a debilitating stutter and was considered ugly by many of his peers It is often conjectured that Yoken was either schizophrenic or suffered from some degree of mental illness And yet some observers such as the Japanese literary scholar Donald Keene think that Yoken s motives to destroy the Kinkaku ji were inspired by feelings of indignation regarding the commercialization of Buddhist temples during the Occupation The only known insight that Yoken has offered on his crime was I do not believe that I have done anything wrong It is said that a national treasure has been burned but that seems or less meaningless To this day his true motives cease to be completely understood Some years later the iconoclastic Japanese novelist Mishima Yukio researched the burning of the Kinkaku ji using it as source material for a deeply philosophical novel entitled The Temple of the Golden PavilionThe Kinkaku ji its proper name was the Rokuon ji is a by product of Muromachi culture and was originally a villa built by the statesman Saoinji Kintsune It was subseuently purchased by Ashikaga Yoshimitsu After the death of Yoshimitsu what was once intended as a relaxing place to escape the pressures of the administrative duties of the Shogunate was converted into a Zen Buddhist temple The particular sect of Buddhism practiced was Rinzai Buddhism which focuses on meditation and koans Japanese riddles it is one of the three main sects of Zen Buddhism in Japan It was in this building that Yoken trained to become a Zen priest as his father had Bathed in the luster of its gold covering embodying aspects of Chinese style architecture and Heian aesthetics this three storied double roofed structure located at the edge of a pond surrounded by lush forestry is truly an image of cultural beauty In developing the character of Mizoguchi who is based on Yoken Mishima wanted to create a figure whose personal deformities his stutter and his ugliness provoke an obsession with a symbol of pure beauty Early in the novel Mizoguchi s fascination with the Kinkaku ji is inspired by what he sees as its permanence in a world full of death and constant decay I knew and believed that amid all the changes of the world The Golden Temple remained there safe and immutable Against the historical backdrop of the Pacific War Mizoguchi sees a good deal of death around him Uiko a local girl he knew in Maizuru is killed by the Kempeitai Japanese military police for sleeping with a deserter his father passes as well as his close friend Tsurukawa later revealed to be a suicide and he witnesses the devastation reaped by the Pacific War specifically the air raids throughout Japan Kyoto where the Kinkaku ji is located was an exception during this time During the strategic aerial bombings orchestrated by Curtis Lemay Secretary of War Henry Stimson s one reuest was that Kyoto not be destroyed as it was the cultural heart of the Japan and most notably its former Imperial capital the focus was on the industrialized areas such as Tokyo and Osaka It is this uality of immutability that Mizoguchi sees in the Kinkaku ji that eventually inspires feelings of hatred Initially he decides to burn down the temple because he assumes that it will eventually be destroyed as many lives around him have but the resilience of this ancient structure is what motivates him into actionAnd ultimately action not words is what is truly important to both Mizoguchi and Mishima Later in the novel Mizoguchi befriends a fellow deformed student with clubbed feet named Kashiwagi He admires Kashiwagi because as he saw it I understood that he disliked lasting beauty His likings were limited to things such as music which vanished instantly or flower arrangements which faded in a matter of days he loathed architecture and literature Though it has been commented on before it s tempting here to draw the ultimate artistic parallel that between Yoken s act of burning down the Kinkaku ji and Mishima s attempted coup d etat in 1970 resulting in his suicideIn this light the uestion becomes one of whether the dramatic actions of these men were motivated by political realities or it was because both of them were so disturbed by the impermanent nature of beauty in the real world that they felt the need to destroy it in order to free themselves from the oppressive philosophical weight of its transient essence Considering his reverence for the Heian aesthetic Buddhism and Japanese nationalism it s likely that Mishima saw in Yoken an act of protest against the increasing modernity prevalent in Japanese culture and social life after the war In spite of Mishima s apparent fondness for European literature and philosophy as well as his interest in American culture he saw Japan s situation as relatively hopeless In the years leading up to his death he confided in his close friend the Japanese film scholar Donald Richie that for Japan there is nothing to save This leads Richie to speculate on Mishima s motives for his suicide When I learned of his suicide that is what I first remembered that he already knew that there was nothing to save His may have been a political statement an aesthetic statement but it was also a despairing personal statement This last line is the most striking a despairing personal statement It s uestionable that Yoken s character was as deeply philosophical as he is portrayed by Mishima Rather in The Temple of the Golden Pavilion Mizoguchi comes off as a literary mouthpiece for Mishima s thematic obsession with the fleeting nature of existence This melancholy preoccupation with the transient nature of life was first articulated with precision by the 18th century philosopher and literary critic Motoori Norinaga whose interpretation of the Heian period classic The Tale of Genji viewed the book in the context of mono no aware or a sensitivity to things This same thematic concept one seemingly poetic and artistic than political is also embodied in Mishima s rendition of the famous Noh play Sotoba Komachi which is of a mono no aware take on femininity In his book on Noh theater William T Vollmann opines that Mishima continually implies that the beauty of femininity s mask is not merely delusory but dangerous distracting voracious the ruination of male energy Again there is a clearly defined thematic concern with aging and transience in Mishima s take on the destruction and passing of beauty this time on the grotesue Noh figure of Komachi Mishima was also very fond of Lady Murasaki s classic tale of the shining prince The Temple of the Golden Pavilion is a rich complicated novel as are many of Mishima s other books While the theme of mono no aware is predominant throughout this fictional account of a crazed Buddhist acolyte and his relatively inscrutable actions there are metaphysical Aristotelian musings Mizoguchi s distinction between the world of words that creates his inner world and the outer world of reality The hypocrisy of Zen Buddhism is called into uestion the Superior s courting of a geisha which is reminiscent of the character of Redshirt in Natsume Soseki s Botchan And above all else a Japan that was experiencing the American influence of the military postwar poverty and a diminishing faith in the kokutai after Emperor Hirohito was renounced his divinity While all of these historical details add depth to the story of a man who many thought was insane if not just painfully dull the most powerful theme is the hatred of beautiful things This hatred and cruelty as Mizoguchi describes it are again inspired by the unattainable nature of beauty As Mizoguchi declares in conversation with Kashiwagi right before he s about to finally put his words into action and tap into that outer reality Beauty beautiful things I continued those are my most deadly enemies And for Mishima this was also true His life in its many guises and forms was a continuous pursuit of and battle with the transient essence of beauty Whether he found it in the literary classics of Japan ancient temples femininity or the nationalistic fervor of the kokutai the profound effect that beauty had on Mishima s life in the end made living unbearable