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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion 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

10 thoughts on “The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

  1. says:

    I walked back and forth in front of the Nishijin police station It was evening and several of the windows were brightly lit I noticed a police detective hurrying into the building He was wearing an open neck shirt and was carrying a briefcase No one paid any attention too me No o

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    This story by Mishima is a beautiful tale about obsession and how it destroys the bearer It is a fable loosely based on the true story of the burning of the Kinka kuji temple in Kyoto I visited it once it is absolutely sublime A must read for entering into the awesome universe of Mishi

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    Oh yes, you do so want to read this novel I would mark the following synopsis as a spoiler, but all is revealed in the introduction, and the events that inspired the book are about as big a mystery for the Japanese as what happened to the Titanic is to Westerners anyway, so don t go getting

  4. says:

    I have twice in the past tried to read Mishima, firstly Spring Snow which at the time for what ever reason just couldn t seem to get into it, although will definitely return there in due course Secondly had a go at The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea but didn t like his nihilistic portraya

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    On 1 July 1950, during the Allied Occupation of Japan, a Buddhist monk by the name of Yoken Hayashi set fire to the Kinkaku ji, or, as it is known in English The Temple of the Golden Pavilion Yoken was a man of little consequence a character in history, who, had he not committed such an acrimonious act,

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    4 and a half stars, rounded up.In 1950, a young monk set the beautiful Kinkaku Ji, or Golden Pavilion, on fire This acolyte was arrested but ultimately released, as he was declared mentally ill This act of arson shocked Japan deeply, as the building was a protected national monument, and special instructions

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    Pre review When the Golden Temple got bombed, perhaps the phoenix statue at the rooftop would be awakened as a real undying phoenix and rose from the flame and the ashes Peace was kept when death and violence were on display publicly and regularly So the one thing that should be made public properly is executionAct

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    To make one Mishima take one dehydrated Dostoevsky remove all hair and whiskers go all the way give old Dos a full Brazilian then polish to a steely sheen carefully remove the heart and brain take the heart between both hands and squeeze, using occult Buddhist techniques, until the heart s emotional essence is drop by dr

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The Temple of the Golden Pavilion traces the curious relationship between a young stuttering priest named Mizoguchi and the Golden Pavilion, from the time when his father first introduces him to the serene and incomparable beauty of the temple, to

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    English The Temple Of The Golden PavilionThis classic novel is based on a real incident In 1950, an aspiring Buddhist monk set fire to the title giving Golden Pavilion, a 14th century Zen temple in Kyoto Mishima was fascinated by the story of the young criminal who at the trial stated that he wanted to destroy the building because o

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