Yukio Mishima (1925–1970) completed his first novel the year he entered the University of Tokyo and his last novel the day of his death. He is the author of numerous novels, stories, plays, and essays. Mishima committed suicide by ceremonial seppuku after a failed coup d’état intended to restore pre–World War II power to the emperor of Japan.
All the World’s a Stage: On Yukio Mishima’s “Star”
Jan Wilm reviews Yukio Mishima's "Star," recently released by New Directions in a translation by Sam Bett....