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The Decay of the Angel

The Decay of the Angel

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Paperback, Random House Inc, 1990, ISBN13 9780679722434, ISBN10 0679722432
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Yukio Mishima's "The Decay of the Angel" is the final novel in his masterful tetralogy, "The Sea of Fertility." It is the last installment of Shigekuni Honda's pursuit of the successive reincarnations of his childhood friend Kiyoaki Matsugae.
It is the late 1960s and Honda, now an aged and wealthy man, once more encounters a person he believes to be a reincarnation of his friend, Kiyoaki -- this time restored to life as a teenage orphan, Tōru. Adopting the boy as his heir, Honda quickly finds that Tōru is a force to be reckoned with. The final novel of this celebrated tetralogy weaves together the dominant themes of the previous three novels in the series: the decay of Japan's courtly tradition; the essence and value of Buddhist philosophy and aesthetics; and, underlying all, Mishima's apocalyptic vision of the modern era.

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Number of Pages: 256
Number in Series: Bk. 4
Original Languages: English
Subject: JAPAN_FICTION ,  FICTION_GENERAL ,  Settings
Author: Seidensticker, Edward ,  Mishima, Yukio
Target Audience: Trade
Translator: Seidensticker, Edward G.
Series Title: Sea of Fertility, 4
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
ISBN-13: 9780679722434
Fiction/Nonfiction: Y
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.00 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 0679722432
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