Forbidden colors

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Perigee Books, Nov 1, 1980 - Fiction - 403 pages
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Irresistible to women, the beautiful, young Yuichi embarks on a loveless marriage while he enters a homosexual underworld during postwar Japan.

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The beauty beyond this unique plot is the writing. - Goodreads
Which is a very fine piece of writing, nevertheless. - Goodreads
He would pace the narrow room dressed only in his robe. - Goodreads

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User Review  - John - Goodreads

This book is misogynist, but once you get past the part where the main characters either hate women or have no interest in them it becomes a compelling narrative. Forbidden Colors gives an interesting ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tara Adams - DeVoy - Goodreads

So insightfully, honestly and elegantly - written. MOST ENJOYABLE read. Read full review


The Beginning
a Mirror Contract
The Marriage of a Dutiful Son

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Yukio Mishima (1925-1970) was many people. The best known in Japan of the writers toemerge there after World War II, he was by far the most publishedabroad. Mishima completed his first novel the year he entered theUniversity of Tokyo. More followed (some twenty-three, the lastcompleted the day of his death in November, 1970), along with more thanforty play, over ninety short stories, several poetry and travel volumesand hundreds of essays. Influenced by European literature, in which hewas exceptionally well read, he was an interpreter to his own people ofJapan's ancient virtues, to which he urged a return. He had sung on thestage, starred in and directed movies and was a noted practitioner ofJapan's traditional martial arts. He seemed at the height of his careerand vitality at the age of forty-five, when after a demonstration in thepublic interest he committed suicide by ceremonial seppuku.

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