真夏の死 Manatsu no shi review ✓ 3

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Scrittore aggressivo emblematico di una cultura elegante e basata sul rituale Mishima uniformò il suo stile di vita ai precetti degli antichi samurai pur rimanendo il più occidentale degli intellettuali giappon. As incandescent as the beams of moon light flickering over the gently ebbing sea the beauty of the imagery which Mishima creates and the elegance of his prose beneath which looms the macabre spectre of death mark Mishima out to be one of the great and most uintessential proponents of Japanese aesthetics Although some elements of this collection fall flat such as the homage and and pastiche of Noh plays ‘Dojoji’ which suffers from not being performed and thereby loses the highly stylised cadence and musicality associated with Noh some of the stories represent the best of Mishima; from the tragic ‘Death in Midsummer’ to the wistful and elegiacal ‘The Priest of Shiga Temple and His Love’ which contains echoes of Mishima’s greatest novel ‘Spring Snow’ in exploring the story of a doomed love to the darkly comedic ‘The Pearl’ within which Mishima’s cynical views on human interaction come to foreIt is the small images which Mishima is able to create ephemeral and effervescent which imbue these stories with beauty;“Several children tired of chasing dragonflies were noisily drinking water and suirting water at one another Now and then a spray of water traced a thin rainbow through the air”It is these small imperceptible moments of beauty which build pathos for the characters who inhabit the stories each of whom is going through some sort of catharsis whether it is Tomoko who after two of her children drown and sister in law suffers a heart attack endures a spiritual malaise whereby she is unsure as to whether her grief is as a result of her loss or from a sense of narcissism Or Takeyama and his wife Reiko both of whom commit suicide after Takeyama learns of he mutiny of a battalion he is a part of but who in their final hours experience a sexual euphoria which is heightened by their looming deaths If nothing else the stories reflect Mishima’s moribund fascination with death; in Mishima’s mind beauty and decay are intertwined and inseparable death serves to enhance beauty to invigorate life The story of the old priest and the concubine perhaps exemplifies this the grand priest detached from the world and whose chief concern is with achieving a nirvana like state following death is shaken by the beauty of the concubine; a weird romance begins to blossom between the two whereby they each represent something deeply symbolic to one another until the priest finally gorges himself on the concubine’s beauty before reaching his nirvana via death Otherwise Mishima’s primary focus is on human relationships and freuently on their failure to achieve their aims on the constant misunderstandings which impact on our relationships a deep sense of cynicism off set by brief moments of beauty dominate Mishima’s stories;“They noticed at the end of this bleak looking bridge in the heart of the city a willow tree faithfully planted in the traditional manner A forlorn willow that they never normally would have noticed as they sped past it in a car grew from a tiny patch of earth at a break in the concrete Its leaves faithful to tradition trembled in the river breeze Late at night the noisy buildings around it died and only this willow went on living”Like the lonely willow Mishima is able to paint the world to bring about details which the reader wouldn’t have otherwise noticed and like the willow it is these moments of beauty which linger in the imagination of the reader long after the stories they are a part of disappear and are forgotten

review 真夏の死 [Manatsu no shi]

真夏の死 Manatsu no shiEsi L'intreccio di arte e di azione non basta a spiegare la tragica coerenza del personaggio né la sua posizione di primo piano nella letteratura giapponese del Novecento Proprio per 真夏の死 Manatsu ePUB #1. horribly visceral and terrible at times each of these stories subtly keeps us in the characters' present often mundane moments mishima covers the uiet death of children on a beach outside of tokyo awfully repressed homosexuality in a kabuki theater and the passing lives of former lovers in japan as they try to reconnect unexpectedly in downtown San Francisco at once fantastic and reserved the book is wonderfully moving reading but the sort of moving that keeps you still good shit

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真夏の死 [Manatsu no shi] review ✓ 3 ç ❴Reading❵ ➿ 真夏の死 [Manatsu no shi] Author Yukio Mishima – Gym-apparel.co.uk Scrittore aggressivo emblematico di una cultura elegante e basata sul rituale Mishima uniformò il suo stile di vita ai precetti degli antichi samurai pur rimanendo il più occidentale 0003 uesto i dieci racconti di Morte di mezza estate si rivelano illuminanti introducono ai temi fondamentali della sua opera e a una ricerca estetica che dà vita a un linguaggio ora prezioso ora freddo e linear. 45 Stars %80100There are 10 stories in the collection and I can safely say that I liked all of them However my favourite is definitely Patriotism which I'll be talking about soon Other than that I also liked Death in Midsummer and The Priest of Shiga Temple and His Love The other stories also have things that I liked but these stood out than the othersFirst of all the stories make much sense if you are familiar with Mishima's life as well as the Japanese history and culture I've read Mishima before watched a film about his life and read some stuff about him too So I can say that I know lots of things about this interesting man Before moving on to Patriotism I'll mention other two stories first Death in Midsummer is a story about grief loss and also hope The story revolves around the death of a woman and two children The parents of the children try to move on with their lives after this tragic event The plot is very simple but the way Mishima tells it is what made me love it Similar to it The Priest of Shiga Temple and His Love is a story about love passion and also religion and belief The language was beatiful and the ending was one of the best I've ever readPatriotism is about the Ni Ni Roku Incident February 26 Incident and the ritualistic suicide of Lieutenant Shinji Takeyama and his wife Reiko From the beginning we know that these two young people committed suicide together We have a photo of them and the exact date they died together with a message saying Long Live the Imperial Forces After that Mishima tells their story before the suicide We learn about the routine lives of these two as well as the events leading to the suicide The dialogues are extremely well written and you are drawn into their house with each page Their passionate sex Reiko's understanding of her husband's act and the suicide itself were one of the most beautiful things I've ever read It was so powerful but very sad as well Vivid details of death makes you want to throw up but like Reiko you witness Takeyama's seppuku I can go on and on about this story a lot It is definitely one of the best stories I've ever read and the whole book itself is also worth reading Simply brilliant