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金閣寺 Summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Because of the boyhood trauma of seeing his mother make love to another man in the presence of his dying father Mizoguchi becomes a hopeless stutterer Taunted by his schoolmates he feels utterly alone untill he becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto where he develops an all conUty This powerful story of dedication and sacrifice brings together Mishima's preoccupations with violence desire religion and national history to dazzling effect. The Temple of the Golden Pavilion traces the curious relationship between a young stuttering priest named Mizoguchi and the Golden Pavilion from the time when his father first introduces him to the serene and incomparable beauty of the temple to the moment when having finally destroyed it he smokes a cigarette in an almost post coital act of defiance Until this last dramatic act the Golden Pavilion has dominated MIzugushi’s life constantly changing its meaning in his confused but charged mind from a reassuring foundation for his belief to a menacing authority that lays over him like a subjugating presence and he finally comes to the conclusion that only by destroying the pavilion can he truly free himself from its eternal grip From the beginning of the novel when Mizogushi as a young boy lying next to his dying dad witnesses his mother’s infidelity the novel uickly evolves into a philosophical meditation on the ualities of anger forgiveness attraction repulsion and of the all encompassing uestion of the significance and standard of external and internal beauty One of the rather interesting strategic elements in the narrative is that it’s particularly hard to feel compassion for Mizogushi who’s portrayed as a self obsessed reticent and somewhat cruel individual Mishima has crafted his protagonist’s narrative voice extremely well and although it’s sometimes hard to agree with his choices they all seem to make sense within his obsessive reality The novel is philosophically rich and some of the most fundamental uestions that we ask ourselves are succinctly addressed in the narrative How beauty can exist in a world of evil how a single moment like the physical placement of a single blade of grass can be understood contrasted against the cosmic physical world and ultimately how we constantly seek to understand ourselvesThe book is wonderfully written the prose is inspired and evocative and I particularly appreciate the underlying tone of ineradicable despair even when objects of great beauty is described

金閣寺Uty This powerful story of dedication and sacrifice brings together Mishima's preoccupations with violence desire religion and national history to dazzling effect. The Temple of the Golden Pavilion traces the curious relationship between a young stuttering priest named Mizoguchi and the Golden Pavilion from the time when his father first introduces him to the serene and incomparable beauty of the temple to the moment when having finally destroyed it he smokes a cigarette in an almost post coital act of defiance Until this last dramatic act the Golden Pavilion has dominated MIzugushi’s life constantly changing its meaning in his confused but charged mind from a reassuring foundation for his belief to a menacing authority that lays over him like a subjugating presence and he finally comes to the conclusion that only by destroying the pavilion can he truly free himself from its eternal grip From the beginning of the novel when Mizogushi as a young boy lying next to his dying dad witnesses his mother’s infidelity the novel uickly evolves into a philosophical meditation on the ualities of anger forgiveness attraction repulsion and of the all encompassing uestion of the significance and standard of external and internal beauty One of the rather interesting strategic elements in the narrative is that it’s particularly hard to feel compassion for Mizogushi who’s portrayed as a self obsessed reticent and somewhat cruel individual Mishima has crafted his protagonist’s narrative voice extremely well and although it’s sometimes hard to agree with his choices they all seem to make sense within his obsessive reality The novel is philosophically rich and some of the most fundamental uestions that we ask ourselves are succinctly addressed in the narrative How beauty can exist in a world of evil how a single moment like the physical placement of a single blade of grass can be understood contrasted against the cosmic physical world and ultimately how we constantly seek to understand ourselvesThe book is wonderfully written the prose is inspired and evocative and I particularly appreciate the underlying tone of ineradicable despair even when objects of great beauty is described

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金閣寺 Æ His schoolmates he feels utterly alone untill he becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto where he develops an all consuming obsession with the temple's bea. 4 and a half stars rounded upIn 1950 a young monk set the beautiful Kinkaku Ji or Golden Pavilion on fire This acolyte was arrested but ultimately released as he was declared mentally ill This act of arson shocked Japan deeply as the building was a protected national monument and special instructions had even been given so that it not be damaged during the War and occupation Knowing what we know about Mishima’s politics and interests I’m not surprised that the event fascinated him he researched the topic in great details going as far as visiting the young monk during his imprisonment His fictionalization of the monk’s life and ultimate criminal act is not a simple retelling It is a deeply troubling character study and Mishima uses the character of Mizogushi to express his own thoughts about his country’s history his views on Rinzai Zen love and sex but especially the role of beauty in our temporary existenceI say it’s a troubling character study because while there was no official word for them back then if he lived today we would certainly call Mizogushi an incel A boyhood trauma about his mother’s sexuality aggravates the young boy’s already painful stutter and taints his perception of women and of sex Because of his speech impediment he is mercilessly bullied by his schoolmates and learning to become unnoticeable becomes the only defence mechanism this poor man has The years of isolation and distrust builds up into massive resentment and warps his understanding of the Buddhist teachings he receives as an acolyte two famous koans are often discussed in rather troubling ways No summary can aptly do justice to the intricate work done by Mishima to explore the reasoning and motivations leading the troubled young man to destroy what he sees as the most beautiful thing in the worldWhen Mizogushi develops a friendship with – and a certain admiration for – Kashiwagi it paints a unsettling picture of how easily seduced one can be by what Mishima elouently describes as the golden sheen of evil It is also soon after making that toxic friendship that his obsession with the Temple takes an even sinister turn But it is also clear that while Kashiwagi fans the flames pun intended on the flaws of Mizogushi's character he is not responsible for his friends actions In fact Mishima is very careful to illustrate the many different factors that play in making Mizogushi who and what he isMizogushi’s act would be called domestic terrorism in today’s parlance Considering current events it can be chilling to realize how well Mishima captured the increasingly disturbed state of mind of his protagonist The alienation and rejection experienced by Mizogushi is described with great skill as is the process through which this sense of otherness corrupts him Mishima explores the philosophical spiritual and political ideas that fuel Mizogushi’s actions but are they really convictions on his part or simply a justification with which he conceals his anger and feelings of betrayal Nihilism and suicidal ideation are common through Mishima’s work which given the way he chose to end his life is not really a surprise Some reviewers have drawn parallels between Mishima and Dostoyevsky my favourite is this one who is coincidentally next on my reading list; I’m very curious to read “Crime and Punishment” this week and see if I agree with the comparison While this is less poetic than Spring Snow it's a riveting book because while you already know what happens at the end the journey there is both fascinating and repulsiveAs I read “The Temple of the Golden Pavilion” there was a lot of buzz about the new “Joker” movie all over my various feeds; the movie isn’t even out yet but it's already very divisive and controversial as audiences can’t seem to figure out if they are supposed to sympathize with an incel turned violent criminal or if they should despise him I think it’s actually very interesting; this sort of ambiguity about how you should feel towards repugnant characters is exactly what Mishima did with this book and what Nabokov did with Humbert in “Lolita” come to think of it and I feel like challenging readers or movie goers to mull over this ambiguity is important I’m beginning to think that at the end of the day it doesn’t matter how you feel about a character like Mizogushi or the Joker it only matters that you wrestle with that feeling and that you reflect on the fact that people like that do not happen in a vacuum Summary Ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Yukio Mishima

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Yukio Mishima ´ 6 Review Because of the boyhood trauma of seeing his mother make love to another man in the presence of his dying father Mizoguchi becomes a hopeless stutterer Taunted by. This story by Mishima is a beautiful tale about obsession and how it destroys the bearer It is a fable loosely based on the true story of the burning of the Kinka kuji temple in Kyoto I visited it once it is absolutely sublime A must read for entering into the awesome universe of Mishima's writing