|Temple of Dawn, the (1970) [Novel]|
by Yukio Mishima
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Series: Sea of Fertility, the
The story of one man's obsessive pursuit of a beautiful woman and his equally passionate search for enlightenment, The Temple of Dawn
powerfully dramatizes the Japanese experience from the eve of World War II through the postwar era.
Honda, a brilliant lawyer and man of reason, is called to Bangkok on legal business, where he is granted an audience with a young Thai princess—an encounter that radically alters the course of his life. In spite of all reason, he is convinced she is a reincarnated spirit, and undertakes a long, arduous pilgrimage to the holy places of India, where, in the climactic scene, he encounterrs her once more, only to have his newfound beliefs shattered and his life bereft of all meaning.
Original title: 暁の寺 (Akatsuki no Tera) [The Temple of Dawn]
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Asia→ Japan
- Art direction: Susan Mitchell
- Design: Marc J. Cohen