John Nathan and Donald Richie on Yukio Mishima (Youtube)
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Mishima – A Vision of the Void – by Marguerite Yourcenar.. (Photo of Mishima by Hosoe).
Hijikata, Mishima, Hosoe, Tomatsu Donald Richie (see more photos here)
R.I.P Yukio Mishima Nov 25, 1970.
Going to school
Japan Studies – Chozick
But by age nine, Mishima abandoned transvestitism, noting that: ‘it was tacitly required that I act like a boy. The reluctant masquerade had begun’ (Confessions, 27)
Yukio Mishima had a darker side: tormented in his youth by a disturbed grandmother with aristocratic pretensions, shamed by his overbearing father into hiding his early work..
Paul Schrader directing Mishima, A Life in 4 Chapters, his sister in law acted as his interpreter with Japanese crew and actors.
His brother Leonard knew Mishima.
Akutagawa Hiroshi, Mishima and Donald Keene