The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
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 exists.
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 23 Nov 1989
- Penguin Books Ltd
- PENGUIN CLASSICS
- London, United Kingdom
"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."
About Yukio Mishima
Yukio Mishima was born in 1925 in Tokyo, and is considered one of the Japan's most important writers. His books broke social boundaries and taboos at a time when Japan found itself in a state of rapid social change. His interests besides writing included body-building, acting, and practising as a Samurai. In 1970 he attempted to start a military coup, which failed. Upon realising this, Mishima performed seppuku, a ritual suicide, upon himself. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize for literature three times.