Gardanos She is moved, and tries to seduce him, but again he is assailed by visions of the temple, and he is impotent. Father Dosen thanks him, and tells him he has been chosen for the scholarship to Otani University. The two ambitions—that the temple be destroyed, or that it should be his to control—leave him confused and roo. He enters the Kinkaku and sets the bales on fire. She runs away and Mizoguchi follows, telling her that he witnessed her tragic scene two years ago. During the pxbellon of that year, the Temple is visited by a drunk American soldier and his pregnant Japanese girlfriend.
|Published (Last):||5 February 2018|
|PDF File Size:||17.83 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||6.2 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Shelves: literature , japan Oh yes, you do so want to read this novel. Then proceed: Mizoguchi, Zen acolyte and aspiring spiritual figurehead of the centuries-old Golden Temple in Kyoto, develops a pathological reverence for and inevitable hatred of his place of worship. Even well before Mizoguchi arrives in Kyoto, he positions the Golden Temple in his mind as his only gauge of beauty and divinity in the world. Not just aesthetic beauty, either; more importantly, the temple represents the potential for spiritual beauty and meaning, both his own and that of others Mizoguchi is spiritually void, arguably sociopathic, and has a major chip on his shoulder about women.
He has seen some shit, man: his mother during his childhood, a neighborhood girl during his preteen years, and an elusive woman during his later teenage years all serve to twist and defile his sexual development, his views concerning the female species as a whole, and rewire his desires in such a way that they become insurmountable and hallucinatory.
Added to his troubles, he has a painful speech impediment and a temperament generally divorced from the everyday social capabilities of your average red-blooded male. This paragraph could go on for days if I continued to attempt to fully explain his psychology, so I will just try and wrap things up and save the goods for your future reading experience.
He must destroy it. He will be cleansed, he will be remembered, the world will be balanced again. Mishima pits Zen Buddhism against itself, selectively interpreting the scripture in a way that presents Mizoguchi at least to himself as more enlightened than his fellow practitioners, and fully justified in his actions.
The temple is an object of great beauty which has stood in disharmony with this Buddhist doctrine for far too long, and Mizoguchi must make right with the world by ridding it of this almost year old mockery. The prose, the prose, oh my! I will leave it for you to discover. Read some quotes and you will see what I mean. That book sort of fell apart for me at the end, but I still read the majority of it with a gasp trapped in my throat.
What a gifted, fascinating man. A plea: please stop killing yourselves, gifted, fascinating men! Fortunately, his catalog is enormous and I will probably never read it in its entirety. If you decide to try though, I suggest you start here.
[PDF] El pabellon de oro Book by Yukio Mishima Free Download (324 pages)
EL PABELLON DE ORO
El pabellón de oro
El pabellón de oro