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The Frolic of the Beasts

The Frolic of the Beasts by Yukio Mishima
Nov 27, 2018 | 176 Pages
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“A compelling tale of love and violence. . . . Mishima is a magnificent and important storyteller. . . Admirers of the enigmatic Japanese master have reason to rejoice. Those still unfamiliar with his work might very well have a new entryway to one of the most vital—and troubling—literary voices of the 20th century. . . . By the time we reach the end, Mishima’s twisty timeline pays huge dividends. A powerful epilogue ties a neat ribbon around the plot.” —The Washington Post
“[A] little gem.” —The Wall Street Journal
“[A] luridly propulsive novel. . . . This disturbing book is a masterful look into the ‘very instant when the truth of perverse human nature begins to shine.’ . . . With Mishima’s baroque, beautiful prose hinting at depravity on every page.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Classic Mishima terrain. . . . A stimulating read and a welcome addition to the canon of Mishima translations.” —The Japan Times
“A tragic, haunting work from a master.” —The Gazette (Cedar Rapids)

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