The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

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A hopeless stutterer, taunted by his schoolmates, Mizoguchi feels utterly alone until he becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto. But he quickly becomes obsessed with the temple's beauty, and cannot live in peace as long as it more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 14mm | 176g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Japanese
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 014018161X
  • 9780140181616

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"Beautifully translated... Mishima re-erects Kyoto, plain and mountain, monastery, temple, town, as Victor Hugo made Paris out of Notre Dame." -- The Nation "An amazing literary feat in its minute delineation of a neurotic personality." -- Chicago Tribune Translated from the Japanese by Ivan Morris "From the Trade Paperback edition."show more

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