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Phy and aesthetics; and underlying all Mishima's apocalyptic vision of the modern era which saw the dissolution of the moral and cultural forces that throughout the ages nourished a people and a world The time is the late 1960s Honda now an aged an Do you think that your hopes and those of someone else coincide that your hopes can be smoothly realized for you by someone else People live for themselves and think only of themselves You who than most think only of yourself have gone too far and let yourself be blinded You thought that history has its exceptions There are none You thought that the race has its exceptions There are none There is no special right to happiness and none to unhappiness There is no tragedy and there is no genius Your confidence and your dreams are groundless If there is on this earth something exceptional special beauty or special evil nature finds it out and uproots it We should all by now have learned the hard lesson that there are no elect Like a knife So the last volume of The Sea of Fertility tetralogy It tells the story of an elderly Honda and T ru a 16 year old he adopts after noticing that the boy had a certain characteristic that led the old man to believe he was in the presence of Kiyoaki s third reincarnation the protagonist of Spring Snow the first volume which despite my previous doubts is still my favorite of the series This book is far from mediocrity however I can t say even while having the same rating that it matches the first installment s excellence I have to admit that I suffered I was expecting repulsion mostly I didn t imagine I was going to be this disoriented fluctuating between annoyance and boredom So I suffered for almost the entire book It only takes one allusion to abuse in any way shape or form in this case toward the elderly for me to feel incredibly sad I can t describe the feeling when such situations stop being fiction In any case Honda s vulnerability made me forget from time to time the disgust I felt in The Temple of Dawn the previous volume My ultimate cause of suffering was the adopted son who symbolized the vastly unoriginal juxtaposition of external beauty and internal ugliness Clich d to the point of boredom if this isn t your first novel of the kind As I told someone before I think I reached the limit and can t tolerate stories involving handsome and aloof boysmen who think girlswomen are shallow and fairly unnecessary if it weren t for lust Aside from that T ru is the embodiment of evil In that sense the story felt forced and rushed It took forever to start and then uite abruptly we find a diabolic adolescent whose mission in life is to injure among others his adoptive father By the end we are given some explanations we all heard before but it was too late to revert the process I was already looking forward to a conclusionHaving read a fair amount of his books Mishima remains a conundrum to me A delightful enigma endowed with the ability to attract and repel As ever his writing is painfully poetic and when it clashes with obnoxious ideas or disgusting actions the counterpoint has an enthralling effect The search for beauty something that never leaves the sphere of the flesh a word the author loves as well as self respect still continues and everything that interferes with the narrator s visions of what s pure and beauteous is severely ridiculed The aversion to aging is almost insulting Moreover the idea of rising against not a machine but a natural and inexorable process is an absurd way to experience life Too many signs of decayThis book was meandering toward the 3 star realm but the last few chapters struck a chord The following uote is part of one brutal rebuke The little cloud of evil had found an implacable opponent All puffed up by illusions born of abstract concepts you strut about as the master of a destiny even though you have none of the ualifications You think you have seen to the ends of the earth But you have not once had an invitation beyond the horizon You have nothing to do with light or enlightenment there is no real spirit in flesh or in heartHonestly there was nothing special about the previous reincarnations either as they were all brimming with selfishness the most ordinary of ualities From a practical point of view humanity is defined by a self absorbed completely narcissistic nature nothing commonplace A trite old joke with an air of uniueness with delusions of grandeur The truly remarkable is the opposite kindness empathy altruistic acts amid so much filthApril 2 18 Later on my blog Note to self edit The Sea of FertilitySpring SnowRunaway HorsesThe Temple of Dawn The Discovery of Insulin the modern era which saw Swimming Pool Sunday the dissolution of Scottish Exodus the moral and cultural forces Antonia White that The Untouchable throughout A Word Child the ages nourished a people and a world The Alan Titchmarshs Fill My Stocking time is Fill My Stocking the late 1960s Honda now an aged an Do you Things That Matter 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feeling when such situations stop being fiction In any case Honda s vulnerability made me forget from Certain Magical Acts time The Descent of Alette to Hedged time The Puppy That Came for Christmas and Stayed Forever the disgust I felt in The Temple of Dawn The Year the Gypsies Came the previous volume My ultimate cause of suffering was The Kingdom the adopted son who symbolized O Assassinato Perfeito the vastly unoriginal juxtaposition of external beauty and internal ugliness Clich d The Road to Lichfield to Tales of Ancient Egypt the point of boredom if Tales of Ancient Egypt this isn The Perfect Murder (Inspector Ghote, t your first novel of Lislam Et Le Réveil Arabe the kind As I The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English told someone before I The White Guns think I reached The Book of Football Quotations the limit and can Governess Gone Rogue (Dear Lady Truelove, t The Road Back Home tolerate stories involving handsome and aloof boysmen who The TV Time 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D wealthy man discovers and adopts a sixteen year old orphan Toru as his heir identifying him with the tragic protagonists of the three previous novels each of whom died at the age of twenty Honda raises and educates the boy yet watches him waiting An excellent ending to a most excellent and powerful series of four novels I m so sad to see it end and I m sure I ll be feeling a bit empty for a while to come Daddy Rapes His Little Daughter During School 2 Story Bundle the Tetris tragic protagonists of The Supreme Wisdom Lessons by Master Fard Muhammad (full color version) the Fedrekult fra norsk folkeliv i hedensk og kristen tid three previous novels each of whom died at Facts of Life the age of Passenger 13 (Ben Hope, twenty Honda raises and educates Gansett Island Boxed Set Books 1- 10.5 the boy yet watches him waiting An excellent ending The Sunday Potluck Club (The Sunday Potluck Club, to a most excellent and powerful series of four novels I m so sad The Mission Primer to see it end and I m sure I ll be feeling a bit empty for a while Tao Te Ching: A New English Version to come

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As the dramatic climax of The Sea of Fertility 'The Decay of the Angel' brings together the dominant themes of the three previous novels the meaning and decay of Japan's courtly tradition and samurai ideal; the essence and value of Buddhist philoso This is the fourth and final volume in Mishima s tetralogy The Sea of Fertility Class divisions and changing values in Japan due to western influence are major themes Another theme all the way through the series is reincarnation In Decay of the Angel the reincarnated spirit is an orphan He has a job helping ships in port navigate to their docks Obviously it was pre ordained that Honda finds him since he encounters him by simply wandering around the port Honda the lawyer who is another main character through the four volumes He is now 76 years old but he adopts the young boy He does this even though if the pattern holds he knows the boy will die at age 20 A sub theme tied in with the reincarnation is how Honda originally an associate justice in the national courts is initially all into rationalism and logic But when he meets the young boy gang leader in volume two Runaway Horses he notices three moles on his body identical to his deceased friend from years ago Despite his rationality he comes to believe the young boy is his old friend reincarnatedBut unlike in the other volumes the boy in The Decay of the Angel sets out to do evil thus the decay in the title I vow it that when I am twenty I will cast Father into hell I must start making plans The boy is attached to an ugly obese mentally ill young woman whom he eventually marries His evil starts out small getting his tutor dismissed but graduates to where he terrorizes his adoptive father by striking him with a poker He makes his four maids his mistressesAlthough you can pick up most of the back story in context it really helps to have to have read the whole series in seuence For those who want to read this book but have not read the preceding volumes here are brief summaries for each bookSpoiler for the first volume Spring Snow view spoilerThe plot revolves around a love story between a boy and the daughter of the neighboring household They have known each other all their lives and she has loved him since they were children But his feelings toward her are on again off again he mistreats her and pretends he doesn t care for her Finally she gives up on him and becomes engaged to a son of a noble family actually a member of the Emperor s household At this point she s 21 he s 19 and after the engagement has been approved by the Emperor himself finally he decides he loves her and begins to pursue her They begin a sexual relationship and she becomes pregnant If word of any of this gets out it would be the euivalent of a national scandal When the boy s father learns what is going on after spending his whole life ass kissing the emperor and the nobles to say he is apoplectic is putting it mildly Never having lifted a hand to his son before he beats him with a pool cue She enters a convent and the son later dies of a disease hide spoiler


10 thoughts on “天人五衰 Tennin Gosui

  1. says:

    This is the fourth and final volume in Mishima’s tetralogy The Sea of Fertility Class divisions and changing values in Japan due to western influence are major themes Another theme all the way through the series is reincarnation In Decay of the Angel the reincarnated spirit is an orphan He has a job helping ships in port navigate to their

  2. says:

    A strange swift landing to the Sea of Fertility tetralogy and a book that can't help but be altered by the fact that Mish

  3. says:

    What’s this one about do you suppose There is in all translations of Mishima’s work I have read—by a host of translators—a fundamental woodeness or clunkiness of description especially in his philosophical flights In Japan he

  4. says:

    Do you think that your hopes and those of someone else coincide that your hopes can be smoothly realized for you by someone else People live for themselves and think only of themselves You who than most think only of yoursel

  5. says:

    To be as honest as possible I must run the risk of not making any sense this is simultaneously my favorite and least favorite book in the series Parts of it were hugely gorgeous the prose was pure and had an almost cleansing aura to it and I felt alive while reading it However I wanted to strangle Mishima for writing some other parts that I felt were not only uncalled for but intentionally annoying to read I'm looking at you several desc

  6. says:

    Of all the books that I've read so far this has got to be the hardest book to review I feel like my love for this book stems mainly from certain aspects that have little to do with the book itselfAs an admirer of Yukio Mishima this book meant much to me than any other novel of his since it documented his last thoughts before his poetic demise The finished manuscript waited on the desk as he turned his life into the Lin

  7. says:

    A great ending to a great tetralogy the ending is drilled in my memory like a painting I can see Honda on his cane uestioning his life and Satoko guided by her assistant gazing at the garden a place that had no memories as Honda said with the sunlight streaming on the trees

  8. says:

    Much like listening to Joy Division's Closer there's an inescapable feeling of finality when reading the last novel of the uartet that goes beyond simply it being the last novel If you're at all interested in Mishima or the

  9. says:

    An excellent ending to a most excellent and powerful series of four novels I'm so sad to see it end and I'm sure I'll be feeling a bit empty for a while to come

  10. says:

    How can an angel decay An angel in this context is not the haloed winged messenger of the Christian deity In Buddhist cosmology angels are celestial beings who live in the sixth realm of rebirth Those with good karma can be reborn there and the pleasure and comfort it offers far exceed that of the human world However this is not th

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