Confesiones de una máscara [Yukio Mishima] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Barcelona. 19 cm. p. Encuadernación en tapa blanda. Find Confesiones De Una Mascara by Mishima, Yukio at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. Confessions of a Mask is Japanese author Yukio Mishima’s second novel. First published in , it launched him to national fame though he was only in his.

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It was the foundations upon which Mishima planted his immense literary legacy.

Return to Book Page. His boyhood love of a classmate is a secret that gnaws at him until he finally convinces himself that he was never actually in love at all. With that desire, he was able to relish in the act of courting a woman, yet all done from the viewpoint of someone observing himself. The machine sets to work mightily. Of this, a good enough example as any may be found in the following passage, which I will be so bold as to quote in full, and which is as exquisite as any prose-poem I’ve ever read: The kissing off airplane arrival fanfare no photos of The Beatles stepping into adoring American crowds for the first time.

The First Act, when our hero begins to understand his sexual proclivity toward other boys, is just agonizing, brutal stuff. Trust me, people who’ve followed me around for long enough: He believed they could join only at the moment of death.

View all 10 comments. Of this, a good enough example as any may be found in the following passage, which I will be so bold as to quote in full, and which is as exquisite as any prose-poem I’ve ever read: The body of the wave, seething and falling, pursued its severed head, and for a moment it reflected the pure blue of the sky, that same unearthly blue which is mirrored in the eyes of a person on the verge of death.


Mariel, it is all talk. The rest of the hand shake would have been one of those weakened, feel nothing handshakes that unconfident people give when they don’t really want to touch you.

The publisher’s page quotes a passage from Dostoevski’s The Brothers Karamazov: As he grows up, he tries to fall in love with a girl named Sonoko, but is continuously tormented by his latent homosexual urges, and is unable to ever truly love her.

Kochan’s experiences fit into this cookie cutter mold as much as my insane female bisexual ones do, but his narrative was concerned less with how his difference differed from similar differences and more with the fact that there was a difference in general. View all 17 comments. You might argue that the novel is pretentious—and, oh God, it mkshima

He says it a lot. The snow seemed like a dirty bandage hiding the open wounds of the city, hiding those irregular gashes of haphazard streets and tortuous alleys, courtyards and occasional plots of bare ground, that form the only beauty to be found in the panorama of our cities. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. The air grew masacra as the blood soared; the sensuality insect crawled with an unprecedented ardor blinding the intoxication that arose from a monstrous swell.

Confesiones de Una Mascara

View all 6 comments. No Justin Bieber post-Bieber hair! Confessions of a Mask rocketed Yukio Mishima to the literary prominence he so desperately sought as a struggling modern writer. I’m a normal goodreader from now on. Still, it’s all mannered and slow and reflective and all the un-viscerally-exciting things you’d well, I’d expect from the time period and from such a complicated obsession with decorum.

A world where rape, incest is placed on a identical immoral dais as homosexuality is certainly a malignant society.

Confesiones de una máscara by Yukio Mishima

Less Andrew Sean Greer. New Directions US Eng. He hna over books, pictures – and on one in particular, of a beautiful knight. He did marry, and had two children, which would seem to indicate against it, but if, like the character in this book, he fought against his own nature, such an arrangement could be understandable.


All he knows is that the other boys are fascinated by women, and he’s fascinated by other boys. Uan Confessions of a Mask today, sixty years after it was first published, is illuminating. A book can be a doorway into another human heart – that is the power of reading.

There is the very stubbornness of the claim. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Believe me, most men find their beauty in Sodom. What a great book! But then another thought occurred to me: A portrait of the artist as a solipsistic young queen.

Rather, it was because the other boys had no such need of understanding themselves as I had: Dictionary definition of ache. But a whole book? Don’t have a Kindle? And also there’s the desire to control beauty – confesionew the strongest power over beauty, like life, is to destroy it.

There’s no doubt that this book is at least semi-autobiographical. Perhaps because the idea that all of this was beyond his control nua just too terrible to contemplate. If I had book amnesia I know I wouldn’t read this a second time.

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He knew what it was like to be different, and that probably fed into this novel. Your email address will not be published. I can’t help make comparisons with the lyrics of Morrissey, for that matter.