The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

Book - 1994
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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.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1994
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679752707
Branch Call Number: FICTION MISHIMA
Characteristics: xix, 262 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Morris, Ivan I.


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