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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.
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 1994
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
ISBN: 9780679750154
0679750150
Branch Call Number: FICTION MISHIMA
Characteristics: 181 p. ;,21 cm

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A gang of children is gripped by a philosophy that dismisses morality.


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