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Confessions of a mask, by Yukio Mishima ; translated by Meredith Weatherby

Label
Confessions of a mask
Title
Confessions of a mask
Statement of responsibility
by Yukio Mishima ; translated by Meredith Weatherby
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
  • A classic of modern Japanese fiction. It is the story of an adolescent who must learn to live with the painful fact that he is unlike other young men. Mishima's protagonist discovers that he is becoming a homosexual in a polite, post-war Japan. To survive, he must live behind a mask of propriety
  • "Confessions of a Mask tells the story of Kochan, an adolescent boy tormented by his burgeoning attraction to men: he wants to be "normal." Kochan is meek-bodied and unable to participate in the more athletic activities of his classmates. He begins to notice his growing attraction to some of the boys in his class, particularly the pubescent body of his friend Omi. To hide his homosexuality, he courts a woman, Sonoko, but this exacerbates his feelings for men. As news of the war reaches Tokyo, Kochan considers the fate of Japan and his place within its deeply rooted propriety. Confessions of a Mask reflects Mishima's own coming of age in post-war Japan. Its publication in English -- praised by Gore Vidal, James Baldwin, and Christopher Isherwood -- propelled the young Yukio Mishima to international fame." -- Publisher's description
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DLC
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1925-1970
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Mishima, Yukio
Dewey number
895.63
Index
no index present
Language note
Translation of: Kamen no kokuhaku
LC call number
PL833.I7
LC item number
C65 1958
Literary form
fiction
NLM call number
PL 833 I7 M678c 1958
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Weatherby, Meredith
Series statement
New Directions paperbook
Series volume
NDP253
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  • Japan
  • Japan
Label
Confessions of a mask, by Yukio Mishima ; translated by Meredith Weatherby
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of Kamen no Kokuhaku
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780811201186
Lccn
58012637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 3320811
  • (OCoLC)324822
  • (OCoLC)ocm00324822
  • 3312610
  • 3320811
Label
Confessions of a mask, by Yukio Mishima ; translated by Meredith Weatherby
Publication
Note
Translation of Kamen no Kokuhaku
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780811201186
Lccn
58012637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 3320811
  • (OCoLC)324822
  • (OCoLC)ocm00324822
  • 3312610
  • 3320811

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