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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
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Product Description
Korean Title: Kum-kak-sa
Author: YUKIO MISHIMA
Translator: Ho Heo
Publisher: Woongjin.com
298 pages





About this book

Novel by Mishima Yukio, first published in Japanese as Kinkakuji in 1956. The novel is considered one of the author's masterpieces. A fictionalized account of the actual torching of a Kyoto temple by a disturbed Buddhist acolyte in 1950, the novel reflects Mishima's preoccupations with beauty and death. The narrator, Mizoguchi, a young Zen acolyte, is alienated from the world around him; born physically unattractive and frail and into bleak poverty, he stutters badly and holds himself aloof from others. His obsessive feelings for the Golden Temple vary from disappointment to reverence to identification with the structure. Mizoguchi resembles other tormented Mishima heroes who become obsessed with unattainable ideals: realizing the profound lack of beauty in his own life, he decides he must destroy the temple. -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature


This book is written in Korean only.


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