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  - Russell Bittner - Goodreads

I give up. I read to p. 59, which is nine pages more than I'll generally give a novel either to engage me or at least to convince me that it's worth pursuing. This novel accomplished neither. Quite to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alor Deng - Goodreads

Mishima was a man that reached the acme of genius. There is nothing more that I can add that I haven't already discussed in my reviews of his other works. I simply thank him for existing. The excerpt ... Read full review


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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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