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  1. says:

    This is the fourth and final volume in Mishima’s tetralogy The Sea of Fertility Class divisions and changing values in Japan due to western influence are major themes Another theme all the way through the series is reincarnation In Decay of

  2. says:

    A strange swift landing to the Sea of Fertility tetralogy and a book that can't help but be altered by the fact that Mishima's strange ritualistic suicide occurred the day after he handed it in on the date on the last page of the mansucript There is a lot to like in this volume which cleverly inverts the reincarnations of Kiyoaki

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    What’s this one about do you suppose? There is in all translations of Mishima’s work I have read—by a host of translators—a fundamental woodeness or clunkiness of description especially in his philosophical flights In Japan he is often referred to as a stylist with a penchant for archaic Japanese word forms So it could be that Mishima’s use of archaisms means he doesn’t translate well into English I don’t know But this fourt

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    Do you think that your hopes and those of someone else coincide that your hopes can be smoothly realized for you by someone else? People live for themselves and think only of themselves You who than most think only of yourself have gone too far and let yourself be blinded You thought that history has its exceptions There are none

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    To be as honest as possible I must run the risk of not making any sense this is simultaneously my favorite and least favorite book in the series Parts of it were hugely gorgeous the prose was pure and had an almost cleansing aura to it and I

  6. says:

    Of all the books that I've read so far this has got to be the hardest book to review I feel like my love for this book stems mainly from certain aspects that have little to do with the book itselfAs an admirer of Yukio Mishima this book meant much to me than any other novel of his since it documented his last thoughts before his poe

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    A great ending to a great tetralogy the ending is drilled in my memory like a painting I can see Honda on his cane uestioning his life and Satoko guided by her assistant gazing at the garden a place that had no memories as Honda said with the sunlight streaming on the trees

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    Much like listening to Joy Division's Closer there's an inescapable feeling of finality when reading the last novel of the uartet that goes beyond simply it being the last novel If you're at all interested in Mishima or the uartet you're probably well aware that as soon as Mishima finished the novel he went out attempted to stage a coup tha

  9. says:

    An excellent ending to a most excellent and powerful series of four novels I'm so sad to see it end and I'm sure I'll be feeling a bit empty for a while to come

  10. says:

    How can an angel decay? An angel in this context is not the haloed winged messenger of the Christian deity In Buddhist cosmology angels are celestial beings who live in the sixth realm of rebirth Those with good karma can

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Ue of Buddhist philosophy and aesthetics and underlying all Mishima's apocalyptic vision of the modern era which saw the dissolution of the moral and cultural forces that throughout the ages nourished a people and a world The time is the late s Honda now a. To be as honest as possible I must run the risk of not making any sense this is simultaneously my favorite and least favorite book in the series Parts of it were hugely gorgeous the prose was pure and had an almost cleansing aura to it and I felt alive while reading it However I wanted to strangle Mishima for writing some other parts that I felt were not only uncalled for but intentionally annoying to read I m looking at you several descriptions of harbor boats I know that Seidensticker is apparently revered as some sort of translator god in the Japanese world but I couldn t help but feel he edited it sentence by sentence with his mindset alternating between How do I make this as beautiful as possible with How can I make this as tedious as possibleWhere has Honda come to then He was first the friend of Kiyoaki Matsugae then the lawyer of Isao Iinuma and finally the friendvoyeur of Ying Chan Now he s the guardian of Toru a diabolical young teenager who in wanting to see himself as superior to everyone else decides to be evil Honda s journey has been as remarkable as it has been beautiful and according to him that may be for the better It would appear that beauty is perhaps one of the most undefinable things in the universe It is pain fragility distance youth and above all death When you put it together it seems to be that it becomes the art of suicide to kill yourself before you really grow up Beauty then becomes nothing than the physicality of your being your existence as an independent entity a transcendental adolescence and by killing yourself at that stage your life becomes synonymous with that beauty Hell if that was Kiyoaki s objective I think he did a bang up good jobThe last twenty pages are worth reading it all again for though It makes me want to go back and read the first one again if only that There s a throwback to a scene from the end of Spring Snow where Honda at wits end decides to visit someone he hasn t seen in sixty years The discussion that ensues chills meMemory is like a phantom mirror It sometimes shows things too distant to be seen and sometimes it shows them as if they were hereHas this all then been but a dream No it wasn t all just a dream That would be silly Mishima isn t some nutjob with a pen well okay maybe he was but let s be honest with ourselves here Mishima might actually be testing us with this one He wasn t a Buddhist but there s definitely something weird going on in the last installment and the writing itself betrays a sort of unsettling of his own philosophy There might be a good reason why Mishima chose to stage his coup right after finishing this final piece Perhaps it is not Honda but Mishima who arrives with the reader where there is no memory to the place where the noontide sun of summer flows over an empty garden Other Days, Other Eyes run the Deception Island risk of not making any sense this is simultaneously my favorite and least favorite book in the series Parts of it were hugely gorgeous the 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nothing than the physicality of your being your existence as an independent entity a transcendental adolescence and by killing yourself at that stage your life becomes synonymous with that beauty Hell if that was Kiyoaki s objective I think he did a bang up good jobThe last twenty pages are worth उरलं सुरलं [Urla Surla] reading it all again for though It makes me want to go back and Cock Tales read the first one again if only that There s a throwback to a scene from the end of Spring Snow where Honda at wits end decides to visit someone he hasn t seen in sixty years The discussion that ensues chills meMemory is like a phantom mirror It sometimes shows things too distant to be seen and sometimes it shows them as if they were hereHas this all then been but a dream No it wasn t all just a dream That would be silly Mishima isn t some nutjob with a pen well okay maybe he was but let s be honest with ourselves here Mishima might actually be testing us with this one He wasn t a Buddhist but there s definitely something weird going on in the last installment and the writing itself betrays a sort of unsettling of his own philosophy There might be a good Son of the Hero reason why Mishima chose to stage his coup The Alien Jigsaw right after finishing this final piece Perhaps it is not Honda but Mishima who arrives with the Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning reader where there is no memory to the place where the noontide sun of summer flows over an empty garden

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N aged and wealthy man discovers and adopts a sixteen year old orphan Toru as his heir identifying him with the tragic protagonists of the three previous novels each of whom died at the age of twenty Honda raises and educates the boy yet watches him waitin. An excellent ending to a most excellent and powerful series of four novels I m so sad to see it end and I m sure I ll be feeling a bit empty for a while to come Final Warning raises and educates the boy yet watches him waitin. An excellent ending to a most excellent and powerful series of four novels I m so sad to see it end and I m sure I ll be feeling a bit empty for a while to come

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As the dramatic climax of The Sea of Fertility 'The Decay of the Angel' brings together the dominant themes of 天人五衰 Tennin PDFEPUB or the three previous novels the meaning and decay of Japan's courtly tradition and samurai ideal the essence and val. What s this one about do you suppose There is in all translations of Mishima s work I have read by a host of translators a fundamental woodeness or clunkiness of description especially in his philosophical flights In Japan he is often referred to as a stylist with a penchant for archaic Japanese word forms So it could be that Mishima s use of archaisms means he doesn t translate well into English I don t know But this fourth volume of The Sea of Fertility tetralogy seems to me in the first half worst of the batch One has no idea why the characters are alternately so goddamned indifferent then so cruel The novel s seems to be all surface Why is there mention of evil out of the blue like that What s evil I d like to be shown T ru s evil and not simply be told about it It would do wonders for the suspense Yet the motivations are often completely opaue Except at the end there is little or no insight into character T ru is without parentage No past for him is ever given He lives alone without friends motivated like most Mishima protagonists entirely by a mix of na vet and cryptic self inuiry The day after Mishima finished this MS he committed suicide He was 45 Maybe that was his only alternative He certainly makes clear here as in all his books to some degree his absolute detestation of old age The book seems to me a farrago a pastiche whose fragments are not without interest but a novel they do not make