Yukio Mishima

Yukio Mishima (nom de plume of Kimitake Hiraoka) is one of my favorite authors. Not only was he a prolific and varied writer, his life itself is rich and interesting. From Mishima’s homosexuality to his politics, Mishima’s biography is fascinating, ending in a ritual seppuku. You might look for the 1985 film by Paul Schrader titled Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters for a treatment of Mishima’s life.

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