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  The Sound of Waves Set in a remote fishing village in Japan, The Sound of Waves is a timeless story of first love. A young fisherman is entranced at the sight of the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the village. They fall in love, but must then endure the calumny and gossip of the villagers. Read more

  Spring Snow (The Sea of Fertility) A love story set in Tokyo in 1912, when the supremacy of the ancient aristocracy is being challenged for the first time by rich provincial families whose wealth make them formidable contenders for political power. Read more

  The Temple of the Golden Pavilion Considered one of the author's masterpieces. A fictionalized account of the actual torching of a Kyoto temple by a disturbed Buddhist acolyte in 1950, the novel reflects Mishima's preoccupations with beauty and... Read more

  The Sailor Who Fell from Grace With the Sea Mishima's portrait of deadly adolescents is unrivaled
This perfectly crafted novel seems more relevent today than ever. Mishima's prose, in a gorgeous translation by John Nathan, is rich, multi-layered, and next to flawless; those who consider it "overwritten" forget what its subject is. This is the only novel I've read that captures so well... Read more

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