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Confessions Of A Mask

Confessions Of A Mask

Author: Yukio Mishima
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Confessions of a Mask is the story of an adolescent who must learn to live with the painful fact that he is unlike other young men. Mishima's protagonist discovers that he is becoming a homosexual in polite, post-war Japan. To survive, he must live behind a mask of propriety. Christopher Isherwood comments--"One might say, 'Here is a Japanese Gide, '....But no, Mishima is himself--a very Japanese Mishima; lucid in the midst of emotional confusion, funny in the midst of despair, quite without pomposity, sentimentality or self-pity. His book, like no other, has made me understand a little of how it feels to be Japanese. I think it is greatly superior, as art and as a human document to his deservedly praised novel, The Sound of Waves."


Mishima's Mask continues to speak to the terrors that come when sexualities are pressed underground. --Emily Drabinski

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General Fields

  • : 9780811201186
  • : New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • : New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • : January 1958
  • : 202mm X 132mm X 20mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 254
  • : Yukio Mishima
  • : TP