The Sailor Who Fell from Grace With the Sea: Vintage Classics Japanese Series - Vintage Classic Japanese Series (Paperback)Yukio Mishima (author)
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'Mishima's greatest novel, and one of the greatest of the past century' The Times
A band of savage thirteen-year-old boys reject the adult world as illusory, hypocritical, and sentimental, and train themselves in a brutal callousness they call 'objectivity'. When the mother of one of them begins an affair with a ship's officer, he and his friends idealise the man at first; but it is not long before they conclude that he is in fact soft and romantic.
They regard this disillusionment as an act of betrayal on his part - and the retribution is deliberate and horrifying.
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Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 132 g
Dimensions: 190 x 135 x 11 mm
Explores the viciousness that lies beneath what we imagine to be innocence * Independent *
Told with Mishima's fierce attention to naturalistic detail, the grisly tale becomes painfully convincing and yields a richness of psychological and mythic truth * Sunday Times *
Coolly exact with his characters and their honourable motives. His aim is to make the destruction of the sailor by his love seem as inevitable as the ocean * Guardian *
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