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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion


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 untill he becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto, where he develops an all-consuming obsession with the temple's beauty. This powerful story of dedication and sacrifice brings together Mishima's preoccupations with violence, desire, religion and national history to dazzling effect.

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The Temple Of The Golden Pavilion
2001, Vintage Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780099285670

Mass-market paperback

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
1995, Everyman's Library, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679433156


The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
1994, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679752707

Trade paperback

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
1992, Penguin Group

ISBN-13: 9780140181616



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