Death in Midsummer

Death in Midsummer : And Other Stories

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Nine of Yukio Mishima's finest stories were selected by Mishima himself for translation in this book; they represent his extraordinary ability to depict a wide variety of human beings in moments of significance. Often his characters are sophisticated modern Japanese who turn out to be not so liberated from the past as they had thought.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 15mm | 210g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0811201171
  • 9780811201179
  • 93,084

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Recognized throughout the world for his brilliance as a novelist and playwright, Yokio Mishima is also noted as a master of the short story in his native Japan, where the form is practiced as a major art.
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In Death in Midsummer Yukio Mishima unfolds to English-language readers a range of his talents as he explores a variety of pathways into the complex Japanese personality. He can be funny, even hilarious, but he is also capable of plunging into the dark psychic depths achieved by Hitchcock.--Robert Trumbull
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