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Christianity at the Crossroads iSavour A brilliant first salvon the Sea of Fertility tetralogy setting up uestions of reincarnation cultural continuity and faith while working as a stand alone novel I m curious to continue my journey through these books they are an odd mixture of the researched nostalgia of the Ferrante series and the self sufficient decade spanning approach of the Rabbits or the Zuckermans I always enjoy reading Mishima but the gentleness and freuent Austenian humor of Spring Snow
surprised me It s a love story a hate story simple The Romanovs ints conceit a 19 year old man drives away me It s a love story a hate story simple Cravings ints conceit a 19 year old man drives away woman two years older then realizes he may love her once she s engaged but full of Mishima floruishes dead animals lengthy Mann like discourses on Buddhism turbulent longing constant risk of death Most The Wedding Date interesting perhapss the fact that the book s supporting character Honda Swan Song is barelyn the action yet will take on the mantle of the series going forward Ambitious and a pleasure It s also a brilliantly researched look at the practices and customs of 1910s Japan Mishima 1925 1970 was a classic Japanese author He was a "fierce anti communist who led a band of rebels trying to restore the Emperor He committed ritual suicide "anti communist who led a band of rebels trying to restore the Emperor He committed ritual suicide the plot failed His best known work Learn Better is a tetralogy The Sea of Fertility of which this books the first volume Class divisions and changing values Harbor Me in Japan due to westernnfluence aree major themes The main character s the son of a very wealthy family How wealthy They have 40 servants and the boy doesn t know all their names even though some of them who have worked there for years The family lives n a multi house compound which Processing Pain in Play includes a western style homen which they entertain and occasionally have western meals The boy s own room Master Math isn a Japanese style house but The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight, 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever it s decorated with western furniture His mother often dresses and wears her hairn western style And yet he has a friend at school whose family he feels Patton on Leadership is westernn outlook than his despite their #family s lack of western trappings La Impostura Perversa in furniture food and dress The boys very good looking dreamy melancholy #s lack of western trappings Zones of Instability in furniture food and dress The boys very good looking dreamy melancholy and ambition less He s bright but he figures he ll get The Riven Shield (The Sun Sword, into a university for rich kids because he s not wasting time studying for exams to getnto an academically prestigious school He s 18 when the story opens The end of the Russo Japanese War 7 years ago Once More With Feeling is a key backdrop to the story So we knowt s around 1912 So the boy s family has money but Orange World and Other Stories it s not on. New and powerful political eliteKiyoaki has been raised among the elegant Ayakura family members of the waning aristocracy but hes not one of them Coming of age he What Matters Most is caught upn the tensions between old and new 4 a half starsWhen I read a translated book I m always very conscious that what I m reading #Is Not Necessarily What The #not necessarily what the meant to write I m reading a book that s very much like what the author wrote but not really the same I have no dea what Mishima s book s like Linnys Sweet Dream List in the original Japanese butf this translation Envy (Empty Coffin, is anything liket the beauty of the prose Carnal Captive (Carnal Incorporated in Japanese must be devastatingThe story of Kioyaki and Satokos Bad Boys On Board (Watson Brothers, in and oftself not remarkable forbidden loves especially n highly hierarchical and ritualized society such as Imperial Japan on the cusp of modernization s nothing new nor are bildungsroman about the often painful transition between boy and man But the prose The delicate poetic and Tied Up incredibly evocative prose turns this storynto a dream like journey Picture This (Marsden in 1912 Japan a world fascinated with the West but still holding on to deeply rooted traditionsIt has to be read slowly to really let oneself basknto the elegant melancholy of Mishima s writing It s dense at times but so sensual and crisp that you forget how silly Kioyaki and Satoko are They are both so beautiful and so spoiled selfish and conceited that you wish someone would give them a good slap or two until they snapped out of ruining each others lives But Mishima writes them n a way that makes The Unsuitable Secretary (Ladies Unlaced, itmpossible not to want to know what happens to them It comes as no surprise that there Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices, is tragedy at the end of the path they follow But what annteresting pathAnd as gorgeous as the writing Moving is Murder (A Mom Zone Mystery, ist reminded me of a really pleasant but too liberally applied perfume Going Home (Nugget, it could get a bit overwhelming and then I d have to read the passage again to make sure I knew what was going onI will be looking for the rest of the Sea of Fertility tetralogy which follows Kioyaki s friend Honda The deep friendship between the two young men leads Honda to believe he meets successive reincarnations of Kioyaki and tries to save him from his karma If the other three books are as good as Spring Snow they are than worth the time Its hard to put words to the beauty and melancholy that Mishima pours Knot In My Backyard into this first of his great tetralogy The symbolism themagery the characters everything here Broken Wings is drawn with a fine pencil and eye for detail The characters reappearn the following books but not as you might expect This Beloved (Salvation, is one of the great monuments of Japanese literaturen the 20th C my other favourite Chow Down (Melanie Travis, is Soseki s I am a Cat andt Baltimore Chronicles Volume 2 is truly a pleasure to read and. An austere love story probably my favourite of his novels David Mitchell IndependentTokyo 1912 The closed world of the ancient aristocracys being breached for the first time by outsiders rich provincial families
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E of Japan s traditional 28 noble families like the one next door So his father creates an alliance between those two #Families And The Boy Spends #and the boy spends time at the neighboring residence absorbing the noble ambiance His father supplies the money the other family supplies the prestigeThe plot revolves around a love story between this boy and the daughter of the neighboring household They have known each other all their lives and she has loved him since they were children But his feelings toward her are on again off again he mistreats her and pretends he doesn t care for her Finally she gives up on him and becomes engaged to
A Son Of A Nobleson of a noble actually a member of the Emperor s household At this point she s Terror of the Mountain Man (Mountain Man, is 21 he s 19 and after the engagement has been approved by the Emperor himself finally he decides he loves her and begins to pursue her They begin a sexual relationship and she becomes pregnant If word of any of this gets outt would be the euivalent of a national scandal When the boy s father learns what All About Men is going on after spending his whole life ass kissing the emperor and the nobles to say hes apoplectic s putting t mildly Never having lifted a hand to his son before he beats him with a pool cueThe difficult romance gives the author a chance to discuss the theme of the light of reason vs the darkness of passions There s also uite a bit of discussion about Buddhism and reincarnation But we know all this can only end Final Fondue (A Five-Ingredient Mystery in tragedy His friend counsels him that hes throwing his life away almost as Ms. Holmes of Baker Street if he wants to commit suicide Theres good writing such as this passage that I liked On a warm spring day a galloping horse was only too clearly a sweating animal of flesh and blood But a horse racing through a snowstorm became one with the very elements wrapped Tough Girls Dont Dance in the whirling blast of the north wind the beast embodied thecy breath of winter It s a good story I don t know Love Are You Listening ift entices me to read the whole tetralogy but the second volume Ethan of Athos (Vorkosigan Saga, is the series Runaway Horsess eually highly rated as Spring Snow The other two are The temple of Dawn and The Decay of the Angel Probably the author s best known work Sisterhood of the Dove in Englishs not part of the tetralogy Hawkes Target (A Sonny Hawke Thriller Book 3) it s The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea Photo of the Great Buddha of Kamakura featuredn the novel from onmarkproductionscomPhoto of the newly restored Marunouchi Building part of the Shimbasi railroad station featured Avenger (The Last Gunfighter, in the novel Photo of the author from Goodreads. Nd confused by his feelings for the exuisite spirited Sakoto When Sakotos engaged to a royal prince Kiyoaki realises the magnitude of his passionCover llustration Anne Crone based on Evening Snow by Ando Hiroshige.