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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

(1959)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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March 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series)
Author(s): Yukio Mishima
ISBN: 0-679-43315-5 / 978-0-679-43315-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Everyman's Library
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October 1994 : USA Library Binding

Title: Temple of the Golden Pavilion
Author(s): Yukio Mishima
ISBN: 1-4176-7019-3 / 978-1-4176-7019-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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September 1994 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Temple Of The Golden Pavilion (Everyman's Library Classics)
Author(s): Yukio Mishima
ISBN: 1-85715-169-0 / 978-1-85715-169-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Everyman
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Paperback Editions

May 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
Author(s): Yukio Mishima
ISBN: 0-09-928567-3 / 978-0-09-928567-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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October 1994 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
Author(s): Yukio Mishima
ISBN: 0-679-75270-6 / 978-0-679-75270-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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November 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion (Twentieth Century Classics)
Author(s): Yukio Mishima
ISBN: 0-14-018161-X / 978-0-14-018161-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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July 1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion (Modern Classics)
Author(s): Ivan Morris, Yukio Mishima
ISBN: 0-14-009805-4 / 978-0-14-009805-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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November 1980 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
Author(s): Yukio Mishima
ISBN: 0-399-50488-5 / 978-0-399-50488-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perigee Trade
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1971 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
Author(s): Yuko / translated by Ivan Morris Mishima
ISBN: 0-425-03972-2 / 978-0-425-03972-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Medallion, 1971
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Kindle Editions

January 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Temple Of The Golden Pavilion (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Yukio Mishima
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK