Yukio Mishima

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Yukio Mishima
Yukio Mishima.jpg
Mishima in 1956
BornKimitake Hiraoka
14 Januar 1925(1925-01-14)
Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
Dee'd25 November 1970(1970-11-25) (aged 45)
Ichigaya, Tokyo, Japan
Pen nameYukio Mishima
  • Novelist, playwricht, poet,
  • short story writer,
  • essayist, creetic
Alma materVarsity o Tokyo
SpooseYoko Sugiyama (m. 1958)
  • Noriko Tomita (dauchter)
  • Iichiro Hiraoka (son)

Yukio Mishima (三島 由紀夫, Mishima Yukio) is the pen name o Kimitake Hiraoka (平岡 公威, Hiraoka Kimitake, Januar 14, 1925 – November 25, 1970), a Japanese author, poet, playwricht, actor, an film director. Mishima is conseedered ane o the maist important Japanese authors o the 20t century. He wis conseedered for the Nobel Prize in Leeteratur in 1968 but the awaird went tae his kintraman Yasunari Kawabata.[1] His wirks include the novels Confessions o a Mask an The Temple o the Gowden Pavilion, an the autobiografical essay Sun an Steel. His avant-garde wirk displayed a blendin o modren an tradeetional aesthetics that broke cultural boondaries, wi a focus on sexuality, daith, an poleetical chynge.[2] Mishima wis active as a naitionalist an foondit his ain richt-weeng militia. He is remembered for his ritual suicide bi seppuku efter a failed coup d'état attempt, kent as the "Mishima Incident".

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  1. Revealing the many masks of Mishima. The Japan Times. Retrieved on 2014-05-12.
  2. Yukio Mishima Essay – Mishima, Yukio. eNotes.com. Retrieved on 2014-05-12.