The temple of the golden pavilion.

ISBN: 0679752706, 9780679752707
OCLC Number: 242040
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
Author: Yukio Mishima
Translator: Ivan I. Morris
Language: en
Publisher: Knopf, 1959, 1968, 1972; Tuttle, 1959, 1973, 1985, 1994; Berkley Pub. Corp., 1971; Perigree Books, 1980; Vintage, 1994; Everyman's Library, 1994
Publication Place: New York; Rutland, VT; New York; New York; New York; New York
Japanese Copyright Year: 1956
English Publication Date: 1959
Notes: Japanese title: Kinkakuji. Introduction by Nancy Wilson Ross. Drawings by Fumi Komatsu.
Related: UNESCO collection of representative works: Japanese series
Abstract: The son of a poor rural priest becomes an acolyte at the Temple of the Golden Pavilion. Mizoguchi had built up an image of ideal beauty in his mind based on this Golden Pavilion; this ideal image causes him to feel disappointed in any supposed form of beauty, even the actual physical Golden Pavilion. He comes under the influence of Kashiwagi, a fellow student with a very bitter view of life.