'Was it death he was now waiting for? Or a wild ecstasy of the senses?' For the young army officer of Yukio Mishima's seminal story, 'Patriotism, ' death and ecstasy become elementally intertwined. With his unique rigor and passion, Mishima hones in on the body as the great tragic stage for all we call social, ritual, political.
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Review: PatriotismUser Review - Robert - Goodreads
A masterclass in how to write ultranationalist sex scenes. This short story is definitely very praiseworthy for succinctly describing Yukio Mishima's ultranationalist worldview through very well ... Read full review
Review: PatriotismUser Review - Billy O'Callaghan - Goodreads
Following a military mutiny, a young, recently married lieutenant gets the job of rounding up the mutineers, many of who happen to be his friends. He discusses the matter with his wife and decides ... Read full review