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Trivia First of two consecutive screenplays written or co-written by Lewis John Carlino with a long title. The gang believes emotions impede them from living authentically in a corrupt and controlling society, so the chief conditions them to feel numb through overstimulation, such as by viewing pornography and--most graphically--killing and dissecting a cat. Another way that Mishima shows the alienation of the gang is my having the chief assign them numbers in place of their given names, thereby erasing identity given to them by their parents.

Even the main character, Noboru, is known in the gang as number three. Ryuji represents old Japan, and he is attracted to the sea, something that represents glory and a special destiny for him. In effect, their marriage represents Ryuji capitulating to post-war westernization. At the end of the novel, Mishima explores the choices that Ryuji has made. Ryuji Tsukazaki is a sailor and Fusako Kuroda's lover. Throughout the book it is shown that Ryuji also known as the sailor sees himself destined for glory though at that point he is not sure as to what kind of glory he will receive.

Ryuji falls in love with Fusako and then later he gets married to her becoming a father figure to her son Noboru.

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima

This new love and the failure of achieving glory in the presence of the sea makes him determine to retire from the sea, thus outraging Noboru and causing him to take action. Noboru is a thirteen-year boy and the son of Fusako. He is the protagonist of this novel. Ryuji was perfect. So was his mother. Instead he had offered his ridiculous explanation. Fusako is a widowed woman who runs a luxury goods import store called Rex within the town of Yokohama, Japan.

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After meeting Ryuji Tsukazaki during a ship tour, Fusako falls in love. In December of the same year, Ryuji returns from sea and proposes to Fusako. Fusako strives towards elegance, as is demonstrated by her stocking of luxury goods. Her stocking of luxury goods is also representative of her western leanings, because all of the goods she stocks are of western origin.

In addition to only stocking western goods, Fusako partakes in very few Japanese traditions. She offers coffee instead of tea, goes to restaurants that serve non traditional food, and only celebrates old traditions on special occasions such as New Years. The manager of Rex. Shibuya is shown as having more concern over the needs of others than his own. He especially feels a sense of responsibility for Fusako, because he has been helping her since her husband died five years previous to the opening of the novel.

Shibuya echoes the traits of the goods he sells. While he is only present for a small portion of the novel, his role is rather substantial. A famous movie actress who is obsessed with public acclaim and her image. However, Yoriko has a dark side. She only finds happiness and satisfaction within the praise of others.

This happiness is difficult for Yoriko to achieve, because she feels she only has two friends; her fans and Fusako.

The one time she finds the praise and satisfaction she desires, it is in the arms of a man. Later it is revealed that he has been cheating on her and is the father of several children, all of whom were born out of wedlock.

The breaking of her engagement drives Yoriko to attempt suicide. However, none of the public ever know anything about it because her public image is still the most important part of her. All of these boys come from wealthy families and are top students in their class. The only attention they get from adults is from teachers praising their work and adults who love kids.

Neither of these interactions come off as genuine, leading the boys to believe that there is no meaning in the world. Believing there is no meaning causes the boys to become cold and harsh. This then allows them to find atrocities, such as the murder of the kitten and Ryuji, beautiful.

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In addition to not believing there is meaning in the world, the chief is the first person in a position of authority that actually pays attention to the boys, which then makes it easier for them to accept his teachings. His hatred towards the normality of life has led him to committing extreme acts, namely his butchering and subsequent dissection of a kitten.

Some of the gang's inhumane actions symbolise how some of the decisions made by the Japanese in the war were also inhumane. Thirteen year old boys killing a baby cat goes against usual human nature, and in the war there were kamikaze bombings, where a person would kill themselves for a desperate offensive attack and a glorious death. Through these melancholy destinies that Ryuji has chosen from, Mishima expresses his thoughts on how the Japanese seem to be condemned to a glorified death or bottomless limbo. The setting was changed from Japan to England.

The reception was not good, since a revised version, entitled Goko no Eiko written by Henze under the initiative of the maestro conductor Gerd Albrecht , was adapted to a Japanese libretto close to Mishima's original. The world premiere at Salzburger Festspiele is released on the label Orfeo, unfortunately without any libretto included.

Mishima, Y. May Size: 18x Published by Avco Embassy, [ Los Angeles] Glossy pictorial self-wrappers. Original campaign pressbook for the film adaptation of Mishima's novel, written and directed by Lewis John Carlino, starring Kris Kristofferson and Sarah Miles. Old fold, a few very soft creases, else near fine. Published by Vintage, About this Item: Vintage, Condition: Sehr gut. Condition: Neu. Neuware - A band of savage thirteen-year-old boys reject the adult world as illusory, hypocritical, and sentimental, and train themselves in a brutal callousness they call 'objectivity'.

When the mother of one of them begins an affair with a ship's officer, he and his friends idealise the man at first; but it is not long before they conclude that he is in fact soft and romantic. They regard this disallusionment as an act of betrayal on his part - and the retribution is deliberate and horrifying. Published by Avco Embassy, [Los Angeles] Folio pictorial one sheet. Folded as issued with soft creases. Pinpricks at corners, small chip at right top corner margin, and short edge break to one fold, a few fingerprints, else very good.

Original publicity poster for the film adaptation of Mishima's novel, written and directed by Lewis John Carlino, starring Kris Kristofferson and Sarah Miles. Published by Knopf, United States About this Item: Knopf, United States, Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First American Edition.

End papers are toned and lightly soiled. No additional markings to pages. Binding is square and tight. Boards are overall clean, some wear, scuffing, and color fading along edges. Text block is lightly soiled. Dust jacket has creases, large chips, closed tears, scuffing, and rubbing along the edges. Dust jacket covers are toned, scuffed and rubbed. Dust jacket is in a protective mylar cover. Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York About this Item: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, First American edition.

Original red boards, green cloth spine, yellow top edge. Fine in very good price clipped pictorial green and blue dust jacket by Ellen Raskin. Condition: Near Fine.

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Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Stated First American edition. First printing with no additional printings listed. Book is tight and square with solid hinges and good tips. Original red boards, dark green cloth spine, green top-stain are clean and unmarred. Textblock has faint small pencil erasure smudge on corner of first free endpaper, else textblock is clean with no writing, bookplate or markings and not BCE, ex-library or remaindered.

Pictorial green and blue dust jacket by Ellen Raskin. Protected in a new Brodart mylar cover. Published by Panstwowy Instytut Wydawniczy, Warsaw Wonderful jacket design by Bill Botton as shown.