EPUB ✻ Spring Snow Author Yukio Mishima – Writerscompany.co.uk

Spring Snow Tokyo, The Closed World Of The Ancient Aristocracy Is Being Breached For The First Time By Outsiders Rich Provincial Families, A New And Powerful Political And Social EliteKiyoaki Has Been Raised Among The Elegant Ayakura Family Members Of The Waning Aristocracy But He Is Not One Of Them Coming Of Age, He Is Caught Up In The Tensions Between The Old And The New, And His Feelings For The Exquisite, Spirited Satoko, Observed From The Sidelines By His Devoted Friend Honda When Satoko Is Engaged To A Royal Prince, Kiyoaki Realises The Magnitude Of His Passion


10 thoughts on “Spring Snow

  1. says:

    Mishima 1925 1970 was a classic Japanese author He was a fierce anti communist who led a band of rebels trying to restore the Emperor He committed ritual suicide when the plot failed His best known work is a tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility, of which this book is the first volume


  2. says:

    Yukio Mishima felt the Japanese government needed to return to a system based on the samurai code He was descended from samarais and believed that this code, advocating complete command of one s body and soul combined with a complete loyalty to the emperor, was necessary for Japan to retu


  3. says:

    Set near Tokyo in 1912 In Spring Snow Kiyoaki Matsugae is sent as a child be raised on the estate of a Count where he learns all the worst habits of a decadent court He is slothful, he preens in the knowledge of his superior looks When 18 years of age he is so self involved the familiar disaffected


  4. says:

    A brilliant first salvo in the Sea of Fertility tetralogy, setting up questions of reincarnation, cultural continuity, and faith while working as a stand alone novel I m curious to continue my journey through these books they are an odd mixture of the researched nostalgia of the Ferrante series and the self


  5. says:

    Spring Snow is volume one of Yukio Mishima s tetralogy The Sea of Fertility When the book opens the year is 1912 and the setting Meiji Japan, which has given way to Taisho democracy , an environment is that of a fading Japanese aristocracy resigned to accept into its midst the creep of a westernization of it s culture


  6. says:

    It is hard to put words to the beauty and melancholy that Mishima pours into this first of his great tetralogy The symbolism, the imagery, the characters everything here is drawn with a fine pencil and eye for detail The characters reappear in the following books but not as you might expect This is one of the great monuments of


  7. says:

    Mishima, like other great writers, has a way of implanting memories in our heads, echoes of other lives How this magic happens is a mystery but when it does, you feel somehow denser inside,solid Spring Snow left me with that feeling, of having increased my gravity and weight, with the lyrical descriptions, history, characters, ceremonies


  8. says:

    A book can be either of two things a key to open locked doors which lead to unique experiences we have not encountered or are impossible for us to attain while the other is a mirror to show us who we are or remind us of ourselves and the past we have not forgotten One stirs excitement, the other nostalgia This time it took the shape of the latter


  9. says:

    4 and a half stars.When I read a translated book, I m always very conscious that what I m reading is not necessarily what the author meant to write I m reading a book that s very much like what the author wrote but not really the same I have no idea what Mishima s book is like in the original Japanese, but if this translation is anything like it, the beauty


  10. says:

    Has there ever been a stranger novelist than Yukio Mishima On the one hand, he was a body building Nationalist, who advocated bushido, the samurai code he also, as many know, committed seppuku, which is a ritual form of suicide involving disembowelling and beheading You don t, it is fair to say, get that kind of thing with Julian Barnes and Karl Ove Knausgaard.On the


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