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The Frolic of the Beasts

(1961)
A novel by

 
 
Translated into English for the first time, a gripping short novel about an affair gone wrong, from the author of the Sea of Fertility tetralogy.

Set in rural Japan shortly after World War II, The Frolic of the Beasts tells the story of a strange and utterly absorbing love triangle between a former university student, Koji; his would-be mentor, the eminent literary critic Ippei Kusakudo; and Ippei's beautiful, enigmatic wife, Yuko. When brought face-to-face with one of Ippei's many marital indiscretions, Koji finds his growing desire for Yuko compels him to action in a way that changes all three of their lives profoundly. Originally published in 1961 and now available in English for the first time, The Frolic of the Beasts is a haunting examination of the various guises we assume throughout our lives, and a tale of psychological self-entrapment, seduction, and crime.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Frolic of the Beasts (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Yukio Mishima
ISBN: 0-241-38670-5 / 978-0-241-38670-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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November 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Frolic of the Beasts (Vintage International)
Author(s): Yukio Mishima
ISBN: 0-525-43415-1 / 978-0-525-43415-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Title: The Frolic of the Beasts (Vintage International)
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Publisher: Vintage
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