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The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea

Mishima, Yukio (Book - 1994)
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The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea
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Yukio Mishima's The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea explores the vicious nature of youth that is sometimes mistaken for innocence. nbsp; Thirteen-year-old Noboru is a member of a gang of highly philosophical teenage boys who reject the tenets of the adult world -- to them, adult life is illusory, hypocritical, and sentimental. When Noboru's widowed mother is romanced by Ryuji, a sailor, Noboru is thrilled. He idolizes this rugged man of the sea as a hero. But his admiration soon turns to hatred, as Ryuji forsakes life onboard the ship for marriage, rejecting everything Noboru holds sacred. Upset and appalled, he and his friends respond to this apparent betrayal with a terrible ferocity.
Authors: Mishima, Yukio, 1925-1970
Uniform Title: Gogo no eikō. English
Title: The Sailor who fell from grace with the sea
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 1994
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
Characteristics: 181 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Yukio Mishima ; translated from the Japanese by John Nathan
Notes: This ed. first published in U.S.: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1965
ISBN: 9780679750154
0679750150
Branch Call Number: FICTION MISHIMA
Subject Headings: Japan Fiction Teenage boys Fiction
Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Bildungsromans
Topical Term: Teenage boys
LCCN: 93042218
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A gang of children is gripped by a philosophy that dismisses morality.


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