Title The Life And Death Of Yukio Mishima.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition.
Edition First Edition.
Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York: 1974.
0374186200 / 9780374186203
Seller ID 68363X1
On November 25, 1970, Yukio Mishima, the famous Japanese writer whose life was as much publicized as Ernest Hemingway's, committed hara-kiri in a military headquarters in Tokyo. He was only forty-five and seemed to have the kind of life most writers dream about - international fame, wealth, a wife and children, a home of his own design - and yet he gave it all up not in a rash of outburst but in a public suicide planned in great detail months before. Henry Scott-Stokes, a former Lond Times bureau chief in Tokyo, was a friend of Mishima's, and his book is the result of a three years' quest for the true meaning of Mishima's death. Includes an Index.
(Key Words: Biography, Yukio Mishima, Japanese Writers, Suicide, Henry Scott-Stokes, General Yamazaki, Masakatsu Morita, General Kanetoshi Mashita, Azusa Hiraoka, Chibi-Koga).