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Did you know this secret? Perhaps because the idea that all of this was beyond his control is just too terrible to contemplate.

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Of this, a good enough example as any may be found in the following passage, which I will be so bold as to quote in full, and which is as exquisite as any prose-poem I’ve ever read: We know what he did with the ‘sword’ – here is what he could do with the pen: What a great book! I felt a secret, radiant something rise swift-footed to the attack from inside me.

And thus has an obsession with death. One of the things that I found difficult about this book – and Kinkakuji – was how very introspective it was.

Truly an impressive work of literature. As a full-length novel, it falls short a tad. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The rest of the hand shake would have been one of those weakened, feel nothing handshakes that unconfident people give when they don’t really want to touch you. We guess them as we can, and come out of the water dry. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

One imagines detailing these grotesque erotic fantasies could either make or break a budding author from the moment he admits to them. The main character, whose name is only given as Kochan, is a young man dealing with the fact that he is homosexual.


In Seppukua suicide ritual also exercised by the author himself; the samurais embellished their faces with subtle make-up before succumbing to the self-inserted sword.

Confesiones de una máscara

From what I can tell, Yukio Mishima was not a very happy man. His desire to fit in with the rest of the world leads him to play an elaborate game, ve wear a mask so convincing that it nearly convinces himself. An obsession perhaps common to his generation in Japan.

Were it not for the arrows with their shafts deeply sunk into his left armpit confexiones right side, he would seem more a Roman athlete resting from fatigue, leaning against a dusky tree in a garden. There’s another image he obsesses over, St. God and the Devil are fighting there, and their battlefield is the heart of man.

The condition they had faced and fought against there–that of a life for a life–had probably been the ykio universal and elemental that mankind ever encounters.

So yeah, that blew my mind.

There is the very stubbornness of the claim. But at the same time, all the harsh criticisms. Being bisexual instead of homosexual, I didn’t have so much the lack of one or the other attraction and more the idea that I may be catching guy cooties cause I stared at women’s breasts for too long, but I still remember the long gap between the erotica Mwscara was reading and the motions of crushes I was performing, including the time when I thought I liked one boy but was actually liking him and my flatmate at the same time.

He believed they could join only at the moment of death. I had, so to speak, accepted “normality” as a temporary employee in the corporation of my body. She was from a Samurai family, and she implants se and purpose in him. The decorated mask-like visage confesionex a significant representation of this ancient Japanese art.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Probably the only place in which I could have lived at ease would have been some uncivilized tropical land where I could not speak the language. Yuiio read books to figure out what other boys were supposed to be like. Two might be my limit, after all.


What’s still more awful is that the man with the ideal of Sodom in his soul does not renounce the ideal of the Madonna, and in the bottom of his heart he may still be on fire, sincerely with fire, with longing for the beautiful ideal, just as in the days of his youthful innocence. Hence, the maskand confessions.

As he gets older, he doesn’t yet realize that he’s different from other boys, except in that he’s small and thin and gets sick a lot more often. View all 6 comments. That was raised to be soldiers – including the famous suicide bombers.

Born and raised amid wars, taught yyukio millitary schools. There’s no doubt that this book is at least semi-autobiographical. It not so much shocking then that he should find a sexual satisfaction in sadism and death. One person found this helpful. I’m a normal goodreader from now on. Mishmia felt his whole life the gravitational pull to the darkest center of the universe. This next part reminded me of mjshima too much. His childhood was largely spent in his grandmother’s sickroom.

conffsiones Want to Read saving…. All this might seem to suggest that Confessions is a fairly dry read, but that’s only because I haven’t yet had a chance duly praise Mishima’s writing style.

Kochan has no friends to talk to, no family to lean on, and no way to know if what he’s feeling is good or bad.