Forbidden Colours

Forbidden Colours - Penguin Modern Classics


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Written when Mishima was only twentysix, Forbidden Colors is a depiction of a male homosexual relationship, in which a rich older man buys the love of a young man who is stunningly handsome but who lacks the ability to love. As in Mann's Death in Venice, the older man's longing for the beauty of youth is associated with aestheticism and death.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141189567
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 895.635
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 428
Weight: 318g
Height: 196mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 26mm