Yukio Mishima

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Yukio Mishima

Yukio MishimaYukio Mishima (三島 由紀夫 Mishima Yukio, January 14, 1925 – November 25, 1970)

Avant-garde Narcissus

In his childhood, he was kept under the control of his grandmother.

She took him from his parents before he was 12, deprived him of his rights to play other boys and forced him to use "women's language".

Having delicate constitution of mind and body, he started writing in an elementary course and saw the war end at the age of 20.

His avant-garde activities including his works sometimes caused a sensation and arouse criticism at other times. He was committed right-wing activities in his later years.
At last, he carried out a coup d'?tat to be failed and committed "seppuku"*

*seppuku is a ritualized form of suicide to cut one's own belly. It is originally resorbed for samurai, Japanese military of early modern times.

Notable works:
  The Temple of the Golden Pavilion (1956)
  Confessions of a Mask (1980)

  The Sound of Waves (1954)
  Madame de Sade (1965)

 Next author (Kenzaburo Oe)