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Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea | Yukio Mishima
Yukio Mishima s "The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea" explores the vicious nature of youth that is sometimes mistaken for innocence. Thirteen-year-old Noboru is a member of a gang of highly philosophical teenage boys who reject the tenets of the adult world to them, adult life is illusory, hypocritical, and sentimental. When Noboru s widowed mother is romanced by Ryuji, a sailor, Noboru is thrilled. He idolizes this rugged man of the sea as a hero. But his admiration soon turns to hatred, as Ryuji forsakes life onboard the ship for marriage, rejecting everything Noboru holds sacred. Upset and appalled, he and his friends respond to this apparent betrayal with a terrible ferocity."
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vivastory
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I just found out about this Vintage Classic Japanese Series set last night. Published in March these might be the most amazing designs I've seen all year. I already own three of these (Out, Wind-up Bird & Sailor Who Fell) & the other two are on my TBR as well. Very tempting!

erzascarletbookgasm They‘re gorgeous aren‘t they? 😍 1mo
BarbaraBB Very tempting!! 😍😍 1mo
merelybookish Wow! Those are amazing! 1mo
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Leftcoastzen Beautiful! 1mo
sudi They look beautiful 😍 1mo
Rissreads Wow, gorgeous! 1mo
Liz_M WANT! 1mo
Aimeesue Lovely! 1mo
Aimeesue And also: Litsy is DANGEROUS. Clearly a threat to my bank account. 1mo
youneverarrived These are stunning 😍 1mo
LeahBergen Aren‘t they lovely? 😍 1mo
arubabookwoman Love those covers! The Makioka Sisters is one of my desert island books, and Out is an absolute must-read crime novel. I‘ve read both 2x, and I think I‘d like to reread The Makioka Sisters again! 1mo
vivastory @arubabookwoman After that endorsement I think I'll be reading it soon! 1mo
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Dyslexicon13
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From start to finish this was a dark and captivating read!

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SusanLee
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Pickpick

It was beautifully written but I totally did not expect it to turn into a disgusting monster! Truly a disturbing kid with such sickening mindset! I was so appalled at the end 🤮🤮🤮

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m.galehuxley
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Next up. The writing is lovely so far.

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BiblioNyan
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Gonna drink some tea, read for a bit, & then hit the bed! Have a lovely evening! 💕🌸

#japaneselit #yukiomishima #ownvoices

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Lexica10
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Of course it ends before they kill him. You couldn‘t expect resolution from this genre ... love and death are synonymous, as Mishima goes on to say himself in the intro to a Kawabata novella, my next read...

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Mehso-so

Finished this late last year. I bought it simply because I loved the cover and wanted to try some Japanese fiction having only ever read Ring. Some parts of it went over my head though. After reading about the author's fate I realised that he was a very deep man and I would like to read more of his work but whilst I did quite enjoy this I didn't love it - I'd have preferred to have witnessed the aftermath of the ending. Dark and philosophical.

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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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My cat, Eggy Say, agrees: Kill all the fictional people you want, but murder a fictional kitten, and you're a monster. Not sure I can keep reading Mishima. I keep telling myself no actual kittens were harmed.

KVanRead 🙀 3y
quirkyreader I was just thinking about this book Sunday morning. I guess it was the seagulls that got me thinking about it. 3y
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What an amazing & terrifying book this is. Six boys have a "pure" creed that finds fault in everything. Their uncompromising view echoes the view of sea life that Ryuji has before he starts seeing Noboru's mother. His move toward love & fatherhood starts a nightmare of acts by the boys, acts of misused ideals. The tragedy is their misguided rejection of any human warmth or faults for an untenable vision of pure freedom. (Sea image: Lucy Bellwood)

LeahBergen That porthole is making me seasick 😉 3y
Hamlet If you're on Tumblr, check out her Tumblr blog lucybellows to see several porthole gifs and vids... I couldn't take my eyes off them. 3y
Hamlet Oops... lucybellwood@tumblr.com 3y
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jdtchicago

An ugliness unfurled in the moonlight and soft shadow and suffused the whole world. If I were an amoeba, he thought, with an infinitesimal body, I could defeat ugliness. A man isn‘t tiny or giant enough to defeat anything.

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ElizaTodd
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Yet another book that I can't seem to find anywhere so I'll post a screenshot of the cover! I loved this book so much and thought it was perfect for #SetByTheSea #TheSailorWhoFellFromGrace #YukioMishima #Day20 #SomethingforSept #SeptPhotoChallenge

Hobbinol ❤️ Mishima. Nice choice! 3y
ElizaTodd @Hobbinol If you like Mishima, you should watch Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, it's so great! 3y
Hobbinol Been there, done that! I concur whole heartedly-- great film. 3y
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Biljana
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One part of my set-in-Asia library. Probably my favourite reads. Also, this is the worst photo I've posted; there are edges missing and I can't retake it now 🙄. The books missing are Pamuk, Museum of Innocence, Mishima, Forbidden Colours & Sailor..., Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha; and Rashomon... #somethingforsept #septemberphotochallenge @TheSpinecrackersBookClub @RealLifeReading