The Temple of the Golden Pavilion|Yukio Mishima
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
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Because of the boyhood trauma of seeing his mother make love to another man in the presence of his dying father, Mizoguchi becomes a hopeless stutterer. Taunted by his schoolmates, he feels utterly alone until he becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto. He quickly becomes obsessed with the beauty of the temple. Even when tempted by a friend into exploring the geisha district, he cannot escape its image. In the novel's soaring climax, he tries desperately to free himself from his fixation.


  • ISBN-13: 9780679752707
  • ISBN-10: 0679752706
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: October 1994
  • Dimensions: 8.01 x 5.22 x 0.62 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.53 pounds
  • Page Count: 288