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Temple of the Golden Pavilion (1956) [Novel]
by Yukio Mishima Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

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 until he becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto. He quickly becomes obsessed with the beauty of the temple. Even when tempted by a friend into exploring the geisha district, he cannot escape its image. In the novel's soaring climax, he tries desperately to free himself from his fixation.

Original title: 金閣寺 (Kinkaku-ji)
Original languages: Japanese


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: Temple of the Golden Pavilion

Temple of the Golden Pavilion (1959)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Ivan Morris
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Manifested in:

Temple of the Golden Pavilion (October 4, 1994)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage International
ISBN: 0679752706
Dimensions: 5.2 x 8 x 0.6
Pages: 288

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