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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User Review  - Patrick McCoy - Goodreads

I was first inspired to read Yukio Mishima's Forbidden Colors (1951) when I found out that Paul Schrader intended to use the novel in his biographical film on Mishima's life and work, Mishima: A Life ... Read full review

Review: Forbidden Colors

User Review  - Goodreads

I was first inspired to read Yukio Mishima's Forbidden Colors (1951) when I found out that Paul Schrader intended to use the novel in his biographical film on Mishima's life and work, Mishima: A Life ... Read full review

Contents

The Beginning
3
a Mirror Contract
26
The Marriage of a Dutiful Son
40
Copyright

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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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