Nobuko Albery, 1 August 1985
Show More The Sea of Fertility by Yukio Mishima.
Secker/Penguin, 821 pp., £18, July 1985, 0 436 28160 0Show More
Mishima on Hagakure by Yukio Mishima.
Penguin, 144 pp., £2.95, May 1985, 0 14 004923 1Show More
The Life and Death of Yukio Mishima by Henry Scott Stokes.
Penguin, 271 pp., £3.95, May 1985, 0 14 007248 9Show More
“... Fifteen years after his death Mishima is everywhere. Penguin has just brought out Hagakure, Mishima’s idiosyncratic interpretation of the 18th-century code of samurai ethics, and The Life and Death of Yukio Mishima by Henry Scott Stokes, and Secker and Warburg Mishima’s tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility, in one attractive volume. At this year’s Cannes Film Festival an American film, Mishima, by Paul Schrader caused considerable controversy; and in the spring I saw in Paris Jean-Louis Barrault’s company performing Mishima’s Modern Noh Plays, beautifully translated by Marguerite Yourcenar and directed with iconoclastic verve by Maurice Béjart ...”