Life for Sale

Yukio Mishima (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
April 07, 2020
Pages
192
Dimensions
5.25 X 8.0 X 0.6 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780525565147
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About the Author

Yukio Mishima was born in Tokyo in 1925. He graduated from Tokyo Imperial University's School of Jurisprudence in 1947. His first published book, The Forest in Full Bloom, appeared in 1944, and he established himself as a major author with Confessions of a Mask (1949). From then until his death, he continued to publish novels, short stories, and plays each year. His crowning achievement, The Sea of Fertility tetralogy--which contains the novels Spring Snow (1969), Runaway Horses (1969), The Temple of Dawn (1970), and The Decay of the Angel (1971)--is considered one of the definitive works of twentieth-century Japanese fiction. In 1970, at the age of forty-five and the day after completing the last novel in the Fertility series, Mishima committed seppuku (ritual suicide)--a spectacular death that attracted worldwide attention.

Reviews

"Funny and horrific and curious and thoroughly entertaining. . . . [Life for Sale] should win Mishima a new generation of fans." --The Independent

"This dark, funny social satire feels like something only Mishima could've written. . . . A slapstick comedy with a complex moral underpinning, and an intriguing departure from his introspective work. . . . Mishima's pungent insights into the challenges of postwar Japanese life are threaded brilliantly throughout." --Publishers Weekly

"An eccentric satire. . . . [An] offbeat, sardonic yarn about self-commodification and its discontents." --Kirkus Reviews

"Wildly funny." --The Millions

"Mishima embraces the outlandish and bizarre with affecting results. Life for Sale proves to be an almost-morality tale about the immeasurable value of life." --Shelf Awareness