Pdf Spring SnowAuthor Yukio Mishima – Collateralloan.co

a beautiful and austere tale written in lush, languid prose, filled with beautiful sentences and turns of phrase, this is one of the most enjoyable books I have read this year Reading Matters Romantic obsession and sexual intrigue meet in the sumptuous historical melodrama Variety An austere love story, probably my favourite of his novels David Mitchell Independent on Sunday Mishima is the Japanese Hemingway Life magazine This tetralogy is considered one of Yukio Mishima s greatest works It could also be considered a catalogue of Mishima s obsessions with death, sexuality and the samurai ethic Spanning much of the th century, the tetralogy begins inwhen Shigekuni Honda is a young man and ends in the s with Honda old and unable to distinguish reality from illusion En route, the books chronicle the changes in Japan that meant the devaluation of the samurai tradition and the waning of the aristocracy Washington PostTokyo,The closed world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders rich provincial families, a new and powerful political and social eliteKiyoaki has been raised among the elegant Ayakura family members of the waning aristocracy but he is not one of them Coming of age, he is caught up in the tensions between old and new, and his feelings for the exquisite, spirited Satoko, observed from the sidelines by his devoted friend Honda When Satoko is engaged to a royal prince, Kiyoaki realises the magnitude of his passion