[Ebook] 金閣寺 By Yukio Mishima – Reliableradio.co.uk

Oh yes, you do so want to read this novel I would mark the following synopsis as a spoiler, but all is revealed in the introduction, and the events that inspired the book are about as big a mystery for the Japanese as what happened to the Titanic is to Westerners anyway, so don t go getting all sore with me like I m maliciously ruining all your fun We are being multicultural and pretending we already knew about this major historical event before hearing of and reading Mishima s novel Who s with me Then proceed Mizoguchi, Zen acolyte and aspiring spiritual figurehead of the centuries old Golden Temple in Kyoto, develops a pathological reverence for and inevitable hatred of his place of worship Even well before Mizoguchi arrives in Kyoto, he positions the Golden Temple in his mind as his only gauge of beauty and divinity in the world Not just aesthetic beauty, either importantly, the temple represents the potential for spiritual beauty and meaning, both his own and that of othersbut mostly his own Mizoguchi is spiritually void, arguably sociopathic, and has a major chip on his shoulder about women He h Alt n K k Tap na yap s yla bir st kurmaca zelli i ta rken, asl nda yazar n b t n eserlerinde g rd m z kendisi merkezli bir roman Konusunu, 1950 senesinde, Kyoto da ya anan ger ek bir olaydan alan kitap Mishima n n elinde ok katmanl , karanl k bir d nme eklinin g sterisi haline gelmi Bu Denizi Yitiren Denizci den al k n oldu umuz bir ey asl nda, ancak orada hikayenin kont rlerini ok iyi izen Mishima, Noburo karakteri zerinden yo un felsefi aktar mlara giri miyordu ya da Bir Maskenin tiraflar ndaki otobiyografik say klamalar bu kadar d zensiz ve kapal de ildi Buradaki karanl k dil benim zaman zaman Bereket Denizi kitaplar nda hissetti im ancak hi bir zaman hikayenin n ne ge ti ine tan k olmad m cinsten Mishima n n bu abas nda, olay n ger ekten ya anm olmas n n getirdi i ger eklik ve su lunun psikolojik bozuklu unu silerek, esere kendi kafas ndaki Mizoguchi imgesini yans tma gayreti yat yor olabilir, bilemiyorum Ancak ne olursa olsun, romandan hikayeyi kar rsak elimizde salt Mishima n n d nceleri kal yor Alt n K k Tap na Mishima I have twice in the past tried to read Mishima, firstly Spring Snow which at the time for what ever reason just couldn t seem to get into it, although will definitely return there in due course Secondly had a go at The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea but didn t like his nihilistic portrayal of youth The Temple of the Golden Pavilion was far accessible and enticing, but still retained a serious and disturbing tone Based on this evidence, Mishima was somebody that held traditional Japanese religion very highly, and reading through this it was almost impossible to shake off the though of his ritual suicide, and if I had to pick one key word that best describes this work, that would be sacrifice.Following the footsteps of protagonist Mizoguchi who enters into the Buddhist priesthood, gives a compulsive insight to a life of strict code and dedication After witnessing the radiance of a famous temple in Kyoto with his dying Father, Mizoguchi becomes transfixed, and believes his future is set in s On 1 July 1950, during the Allied Occupation of Japan, a Buddhist monk by the name of Yoken Hayashi set fire to the Kinkaku ji, or, as it is known in English The Temple of the Golden Pavilion Yoken was a man of little consequence a character in history, who, had he not committed such an acrimonious act, would not have been remembered today He suffered from a debilitating stutter, and was considered ugly by many of his peers It is often conjectured that Yoken was either schizophrenic or suffered from some degree of mental illness And yet some observers, such as the Japanese literary scholar Donald Keene, think that Yoken s motives to destroy the Kinkaku ji were inspired by feelings of indignation regarding the commercialization of Buddhist temples during the Occupation The only known insight that Yoken has offered on his crime was I do not believe that I have done anything wrong It is said that a national treasure has been burned, but that seems or less meaningless To this day, his true motives cease to be completely understood Some years later, the iconoclastic Japanese novelist Mishima Yukio researched the burning of the Kinkaku ji, using it as source material for a deeply philosophical novel entitled The Temple of the Golden Pavilion.The Kinkaku ji its proper name was the Rokuon ji is a by product of Muromachi culture, and was origi Because Of The Boyhood Trauma Of Seeing His Mother Make Love To Another Man In The Presence Of His Dying Father, Mizoguchi Becomes A Hopeless Stutterer Taunted By His Schoolmates, He Feels Utterly Alone Until He Becomes An Acolyte At A Famous Temple In Kyoto He Quickly Becomes Obsessed With The Beauty Of The Temple Even When Tempted By A Friend Into Exploring The Geisha District, He Cannot Escape Its Image In The Novel S Soaring Climax, He Tries Desperately To Free Himself From His Fixation. Pre review When the Golden Temple got bombed, perhaps the phoenix statue at the rooftop would be awakened as a real undying phoenix and rose from the flame and ashes Peace was kept when death and violence were on display publicly and regularly So the one thing that should be made public properly is executionActually, I read the Taiwanese translation of the story , so the above quotes are not from the English translation.Rating 3.5 stars.I think the first half of the novel is really brilliant and it can easily win 4 or 5 stars The author Yukio Mishima, wrote in a slightly smei autobiographical way, a twisted coming of age story, and this coming of age story is based on a real incident of a young monk s burning of Temple of the Golden Pavilion in the post WWII era.However, near the ending part and the narration about the MC doing damages to his own life starts to drag, that s why the rating has been lowered.What I really like about the story is the description of the young protagonist s reaction on Japan s defeat in WWII, his inferior complex due to his physical disability and a weak, unimpressive body I can envision Mishima applying his own thoughts and emotion on these parts , and his obsession with the shining perfection which is the Temple of the Golden Pavilion.In the few Mr Mishima s novels that I d read, there are always an obsession with beauty and perfection and death, love and betrayal, nihility and destruction, etc Without those elements The Temple of the Golden Pavilion traces the curious relationship between a young stuttering priest named Mizoguchi and the Golden Pavilion, from the time when his father first introduces him to the serene and incomparable beauty of the temple, to the moment when, having finally destroyed it, he smokes a cigarette in an almost post coital act of defiance Until this last dramatic act, the Golden Pavilion has dominated MIzugushi s life, constantly changing its meaning in his confused but charged mind, from a reassuring foundation for his belief to a menacing authority that lays over him like a subjugating presence and he finally comes to the conclusion that only by destroying the pavilion can he truly free himself from its eternal grip From the beginning of the novel when Mizogushi as a young boy, lying next to his dying dad, witnesses his mother s infidelity, the novel quickly evolves into a philosophical meditation on the qualities of anger forgiveness, attraction repulsion and of the all encompassing question of the significance and standard of external and internal beauty One of the rather interesting strategic elements in the narrati Yukio Mi ima hep bir g n s ras gelecek olan yazarlardan biriydi benim i in ve bir t rl s ras gelmeyenlerden Herkesin vard r b yle yazarlar , kesin okuyaca m deyip bir t rl ba lamad klar K smet bug neymi okuma grubumuzun bu ay okuyaca iki kitaptan biriydi Alt n K k Tap na , yoksa ben Mi ima ya buradan ba lamay hi d nmemi tim Ben genelde b y k yazarlar n en bilinen, en temel denilen eserleri ile ba lar m okumalar ma, oradan di er eserlerine ge er, dertlerinin izini s rerim Bu tarz bir okuman n metni z mlemede az ekme ini yemedim Neyse buradan ba lad k, atlad m hususlar muhakkak olmu tur, ileride d nmek zorunda da kalabilirim bu esere, imdilik ilk elden unu diyeyim ok iyi bir kitapt , neren arkada a te ekk r ederim.Evvela Mi ima n n dili ve g zlem g c n ok be endim nsan n g n y z n kmam , belki kendi i inde dahi dile getiremedi i ar zal halleri onun kaleminde billurla p n n ze seriliyor Adeta bir r ntgenci edas yla izdi i karakterin derinliklerinden ta an karanl okurken kendinizi bunu ben de d nm t m derken yakal yorsunuz Di er eserleri nas l evrildi bilmiyorum ancak bu ok iyiydi, Ali Volkan Erdemir g zel bir i karm Gelelim bol spoiler i eren k sma Yukio Mi ima Lacan okumu mudur ya da Lacangil kavramlardan haberdar m d r bilmiyorum ancak Mizogu inin mutlu son ile biten hikayesini buradan okuman n i levsel olaca n d n yorum D nyan n bir yerlerinde beni bekleyen, hen z benim kendimin bile bilmedi i bir g revim oldu u his To make one Mishima take one dehydrated Dostoevsky remove all hair and whiskers go all the way give old Dos a full Brazilian then polish to a steely sheen carefully remove the heart and brain take the heart between both hands and squeeze, using occult Buddhist techniques, until the heart s emotional essence is drop by drop converted into intellectual conceits collect these drops and add to brain replace squeezed out Dostoevsky heart with something pitiless rehydrate with fanaticism and disembodied compassion and send it on its way through a convoluted and deterministic universe This recipe good for only one side of Mishima, as he appears to have been a man who, even as he refined his mind and body to a single point of final intensity, kept his myriad contradictions in solution to serve as goad and fuel for that single minded intensity The I think about it the less sense the recipe makes as in even this one aspects of mercurial Mishima have already slipped through its measurements and proportions , so scrap the recipe, but let its memory linger in the mind as a kind of partial ghost image, an echo of a m 1950 金閣寺


About the Author: Yukio Mishima

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, th


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