The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion - Vintage Classics

Paperback (03 May 2001)

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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 untill he becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto, where he develops an all-consuming obsession with the temple's beauty. This powerful story of dedication and sacrifice brings together Mishima's preoccupations with violence, desire, religion and national history to dazzling effect.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099285670
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 895.635
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Sales rank: 9592
Number of pages: 247
Weight: 184g
Height: 191mm
Width: 121mm
Spine width: 17mm