Mishima's Sword: Travels in Search of a Samurai Legend (Paperback)Christopher Ross (author)
Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 02/10/2007
- Publisher reprinting
On November 25, 1970, the world renowned Japanese writer Yukio Mishima committed seppuku with his own antique sword. Mishima's spectacular suicide has been called many things: a hankering for heroism a beautiful, perverse drama a political protest against Japan's emasculated postwar constitution the epitaph of a mad genius. Part travelogue, part biography, and part philosophical treatise, Mishima's Sword is the story of Christopher Ross's journey to find a sword and maybe an understanding of Mishima's country. The cold trail the author follows inspires a tale of the most engaging-and occasionally bizarre-sort, with glimpses of the real Japan that is not seen by tourists, with digressions on, among other things, bushido and socks, mutineers and Noh ghosts, nosebleeds and metallurgy-and even how to dress for suicide.
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 312 g
Dimensions: 210 x 141 x 15 mm
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