The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion - Vintage International

1st Edition

Paperback (04 Oct 1994)

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Because of the boyhood trauma of seeing his mother make love to another man in the presence of his dying father, Mizoguchi becomes a hopeless stutterer. Taunted by his schoolmates, he feels utterly alone until he becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto. He quickly becomes obsessed with the beauty of the temple. Even when tempted by a friend into exploring the geisha district, he cannot escape its image. In the novel's soaring climax, he tries desperately to free himself from his fixation.

Book information

ISBN: 9780679752707
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Vintage Books
Pub date:
Edition: 1st Edition
DEWEY: 895.635
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 262
Weight: 220g
Height: 131mm
Width: 202mm
Spine width: 19mm