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Yukio Mishima (三島 由紀夫 Mishima Yukio, January 14, 1925–November 25, 1970) was a Japanese writer, poet, playwright, actor and film director.
Mishima studied at the elite Peers School (学習院 Gakushuin).
In 1941, Mishima wrote his first notable story. In Hanazakari no Mori (花ざかりの森, "The Forest in Full Bloom"), he described a feeling that his ancestors lived within him.
Mishima graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1947.
Mishima worked in the Japanese Ministry of Finance. At the same time, he was writing.
In 1949, he published his first major novel, Confessions of a mask.
In a summary based on writings by and about Yukio Mishima, OCLC/WorldCat lists roughly 1,700+ works in 4,400+ publications in 40+ languages and 56,600+ library holdings.
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- Confessions of a mask, 1949
- The sound of waves, 1952
- The temple of the golden pavilion by Yukio Mishima, 1956
- The sailor who fell from grace with the sea, 1959
- After the banquet, 1960
- Death in midsummer, and other stories, 1966
- Spring snow, 1968
- Runaway horses, 1969
- The temple of dawn, 1969
- The decay of the angel, 1971
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