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characters º eBook or Kindle ePUB ¸ Yukio Mishima Yukio Mishima ¸ 3 characters free read 金閣寺  In The Temple of the Golden Pavilion celebrated Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima creates a haunting and vivid portrait of a young man’s obsession with idealized beauty and his destructive uest to possess it fullyMizoguchi an ostracized stutterer develops a childhood fascination with Kyoto’s famous Golden Temple While an acolyte at. 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 before hearing of and reading Mishima s novel Who s with me Then proceedMizoguchi Zen acolyte and aspiring spiritual figurehead of the centuries old Golden Temple in Kyoto develops a pathological reverence for and inevitable hatred of his place of worship Even well before Mizoguchi arrives in Kyoto he positions the Golden Temple in his mind as his only gauge of beauty and divinity in the world Not just aesthetic beauty either importantly the temple represents the potential for spiritual beauty and meaning both his own and that of othersbut mostly his own Mizoguchi is spiritually void arguably sociopathic and has a major chip on his shoulder about women He has seen some shit man his mother during his childhood a neighborhood girl during his preteen years and an elusive woman during his later teenage years all serve to twist and defile his sexual development his views concerning the female species as a whole and rewire his desires in such a way that they become insurmountable and hallucinatory Added to his troubles he has a painful speech impediment and a temperament generally divorced from the everyday social capabilities of your average red blooded male This paragraph could go on for days if I continued to attempt to fully explain his psychology so I will just try and wrap things up and save the goods for your future reading experience After many a twisted cavern is transpassed in his mind after the Golden Temple s glory has eclipsed that of all else in his life Mizoguchi decides it s time to get all Mark David Chapman on it He must destroy it He will be cleansed he will be remembered the world will be balanced againNever mind the other elements of Mizoguchi s obsession one of the most exuisitely designed aspects of the novel is his rationalization process Mishima pits Zen Buddhism against itself selectively interpreting the scripture in a way that presents Mizoguchi at least to himself as enlightened than his fellow practitioners and fully justified in his actions It s the sand mandala argument beauty is temporary as is everything but suffering The temple is an object of great beauty which has stood in disharmony with this Buddhist doctrine for far too long and Mizoguchi must make right with the world by ridding it of this almost 600 year old mockeryAll this and yet that isn t even the best part The prose the prose oh my I will leave it for you to discover Read some uotes and you will see what I mean I knew from my previous experience with Mishima The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea that the man could deliver a mean inner dialogue that his paragraphs were like finely crafted trapsdark pits and that he was clearly a genius of style That book sort of fell apart for me at the end but I still read the majority of it with a gasp trapped in my throat What a gifted fascinating man A plea please stop killing yourselves gifted fascinating men Fortunately his catalog is enormous and I will probably never read it in its entirety If you decide to try though I suggest you start hereThe pavilion itself was in fact so treasured among others of course that the Allied forces wouldn t even touch Kyoto which should say something they obviously had very few ualms about large scale jaw dropping destruction

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characters º eBook or Kindle ePUB ¸ Yukio Mishima Yukio Mishima ¸ 3 characters free read 金閣寺 N brilliantly portrays the passions and agonies of a young man in postwar Japan bringing to the subject the erotic imagination and instinct for the dramatic moment that marked Mishima as one of the towering makers of modern fiction With an introduction by Donald Keene; Translated from the Japanese by Ivan MorrisBook Jacket Status Jacket. 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 intellectual conceits collect these drops and add to brain replace sueezed out Dostoevsky heart with something pitiless rehydrate with fanaticism and disembodied compassion and send it on its way through a convoluted and deterministic universe This recipe good for only one side of Mishima as he appears to have been a man who even as he refined his mind and body to a single point of final intensity kept his myriad contradictions in solution to serve as goad and fuel for that single minded intensity The I think about it the less sense the recipe makes as in even this one aspects of mercurial Mishima have already slipped through its measurements and proportions so scrap the recipe but let its memory linger in the mind as a kind of partial ghost image an echo of a meaning that never uite was which is appropriate as Mishima was at times as in this book an anti intellectual intellectual a man for whom words thoughts ideas were thoroughly plastic and manipulable able to fill out and justify any cockamamie idea and so in a way meaningless though still of course powerful enough to exert an inexpugnable sway What does one do when faced with such an intellectual dilemma Burn what is perceived as the wellspring of intellectual aesthetic permanence down to the ground so as to directly access the infinite root network of instinctual reality if only for a moment Mishima must have delighted in the idea of writing this book as working from an existing true story fulfilled his needs even at the meta level of a determined world of fate as the driving force even as his natural intensity and intellectual fire attempted to transcend the actual flames and convoluted messiness of this world to present a fleeting image of perfection as a glance through an infinitely faceted crystal of an apotheosis a single moment that briefly encapsulates a hydra headed life

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characters º eBook or Kindle ePUB ¸ Yukio Mishima Yukio Mishima ¸ 3 characters free read 金閣寺 The temple he fixates on the structure’s aesthetic perfection and it becomes the one and only object of his desire But as Mizoguchi begins to perceive flaws in the temple he determines that the only true path to beauty lies in an act of horrendous violence Based on a real incident that occurred in 1950 The Temple of the Golden Pavilio. 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 it not be damaged during the War and occupation Knowing what we know about Mishima s politics and interests I m not surprised that the event fascinated him he researched the topic in great details going as far as visiting the young monk during his imprisonment His fictionalization of the monk s life and ultimate criminal act is not a simple retelling It is a deeply troubling character study and Mishima uses the character of Mizogushi to express his own thoughts about his country s history his views on Rinzai Zen love and sex but especially the role of beauty in our temporary existenceI say it s a troubling character study because while there was no official word for them back then if he lived today we would certainly call Mizogushi an incel A boyhood trauma about his mother s sexuality aggravates the young boy s already painful stutter and taints his perception of women and of sex Because of his speech impediment he is mercilessly bullied by his schoolmates and learning to become unnoticeable becomes the only defence mechanism this poor man has The years of isolation and distrust builds up into massive resentment and warps his understanding of the Buddhist teachings he receives as an acolyte two famous koans are often discussed in rather troubling ways No summary can aptly do justice to the intricate work done by Mishima to explore the reasoning and motivations leading the troubled young man to destroy what he sees as the most beautiful thing in the worldWhen Mizogushi develops a friendship with and a certain admiration for Kashiwagi it paints a unsettling picture of how easily seduced one can be by what Mishima elouently describes as the golden sheen of evil It is also soon after making that toxic friendship that his obsession with the Temple takes an even sinister turn But it is also clear that while Kashiwagi fans the flames pun intended on the flaws of Mizogushi s character he is not responsible for his friends actions In fact Mishima is very careful to illustrate the many different factors that play in making Mizogushi who and what he isMizogushi s act would be called domestic terrorism in today s parlance Considering current events it can be chilling to realize how well Mishima captured the increasingly disturbed state of mind of his protagonist The alienation and rejection experienced by Mizogushi is described with great skill as is the process through which this sense of otherness corrupts him Mishima explores the philosophical spiritual and political ideas that fuel Mizogushi s actions but are they really convictions on his part or simply a justification with which he conceals his anger and feelings of betrayal Nihilism and suicidal ideation are common through Mishima s work which given the way he chose to end his life is not really a surprise Some reviewers have drawn parallels between Mishima and Dostoyevsky my favourite is this one who is coincidentally next on my reading list I m very curious to read Crime and Punishment this week and see if I agree with the comparison While this is less poetic than Spring Snow it s a riveting book because while you already know what happens at the end the journey there is both fascinating and repulsiveAs I read The Temple of the Golden Pavilion there was a lot of buzz about the new Joker movie all over my various feeds the movie isn t even out yet but it s already very divisive and controversial as audiences can t seem to figure out if they are supposed to sympathize with an incel turned violent criminal or if they should despise him I think it s actually very interesting this sort of ambiguity about how you should feel towards repugnant characters is exactly what Mishima did with this book and what Nabokov did with Humbert in Lolita come to think of it and I feel like challenging readers or movie goers to mull over this ambiguity is important I m beginning to think that at the end of the day it doesn t matter how you feel about a character like Mizogushi or the Joker it only matters that you wrestle with that feeling and that you reflect on the fact that people like that do not happen in a vacuum


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    金閣寺 E–pub New 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 MIzugus

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