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Book details of 'The Sailor Who Fell from Grace With the Sea'

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TitleThe Sailor Who Fell from Grace With the Sea
Author(s)Yukio Mishima, John Nathan
ISBN0679750150
LanguageEnglish
PublishedJune 1994
PublisherVintage Books
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Unknown reviewer wrote:
This is a wonderful book from one fo the most noted writers of the 20th century, There is an astounding beauty of some of text in this book where he describes the feeling of longing when the sailor leaves the woman he is having a relationship with. Also the description of a mindset of the adolescent main character is so uncanily accurate. The person who complained that this book is perverse obviously has a lot of potential to as yet fulfil in their character. Hopefully they can come arouind to the full beauty in this and Mishima's other work.
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Unknown reviewer wrote:
I response to the reviewer who thought that the book is perverted, I would direct him or her to the fact that the perversion is a necessary factor in Mishima's attempts to reveal the perverted nature of the post-war, Westernized, and corrupt culture forced on Japan.
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Unknown reviewer wrote:
This novelette caputures the self-possession of youth perfectly. It's characters exhibit the duo of naivete and arrogance. Mishima is a master at blending this with eroticism, as it is seen by a boy on the cusp of adolescence and his middle-aged parent.
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Unknown reviewer wrote:
I was also forced to read this book for class and i totally disagree with what the other guy said, i agree that it has some perversion in it yet it adds to the story line and it makes you look at soceity differently once you have finished reading it. It also makes you readjus your aims in life. Another good book is The stranger or The outsider by Albert Camus
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This is a terrible book. I was forced to read it for a class, if not I would have out it down after the first nasty chapter. It's perversion and violence are unnecessary and add nothing to the story line. I hope that you won't subject yourself to this torture!
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