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Yukio Mishima and the Return to the Body

John Marmysz

in Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474424561
eISBN:
9781474438421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424561.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, the life, work and philosophy of the Japanese author Yukio Mishima are explored. It is argued that the most interesting and profound properties of Mishima’s thought, his writings, ... More


Levinasian Limits of Performativity in Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

Edward Lamberti

in Performing Ethics Through Film Style: Levinas with the Dardenne Brothers, Barbet Schroeder and Paul Schrader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474444002
eISBN:
9781474476621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444002.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers Paul Schrader’s film Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985), a biopic on the life of the Japanese writer Yukio Mishima, and uses three different styles – black and white for ... More


Empowering the Would-be Warrior: Bushidō and the Gendered Bodies of the Japanese Nation

Michele M Mason

in Recreating Japanese Men

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267374
eISBN:
9780520950320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267374.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The Japanese warrior’s powerful hold on the social imagination persists despite the vast and growing temporal, political, and cultural distance between the period of samurais and today. At the turn ... More


Killing the Cat: Sacrifice and beauty in Genet and Mishima

Edith Wyschogrod

in Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The inclusion of an autobiographical element extrinsic to the fictional text is particularly vexing in both Yukio Mishima and Jean Genet, since their lives pose serious ... More


. On Understanding the Others

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125336
eISBN:
9780813135243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125336.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the Yukio Mishima short story “Patriotism,” which describes what we would call a suicide pact between a Japanese Army lieutenant and his wife. It notes that a traditional ... More


Politics of Utopia: Fantasy, Pornography, and Boys Love

Rio Otomo

in Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461190
eISBN:
9781626740662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461190.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter continues the discussion of Boys Love (BL) studies by interrogating BL narratives as feminist-utopian pornographic fantasies, with an analysis of the works of Judith Butler, Luce ... More


Aestheticizing Heresy: Death and Beauty

Ramin Jahanbegloo

in In Praise of Heresy: From Socrates to Ambedkar

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780190130541
eISBN:
9780190992965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190130541.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Yukio Mishima, perhaps the most influential Japanese writer of his time, was in many ways a heretic in search of authenticity. Mishima’s quest for beauty and heroic death, a reflex of his heresy, ... More


Bushidō in Post-War Japan

Oleg Benesch

in Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushidō in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198706625
eISBN:
9780191778476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706625.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the trajectory of bushidō in the post-war period, when the concept went through further cycles of popularity and decline. Most people strongly rejected imperial bushidō along ... More


Peering Behind the Platitudes—Rituals of Resistance

Margaret Lock

in Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520082212
eISBN:
9780520916623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520082212.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Of the two styles of ritualistic resistance, orderly conflict is the more common. Participants act out resistance “in a predictable manner” primarily for the purpose of symbolically affirming the ... More


In Praise of Heresy: From Socrates to Ambedkar

Ramin Jahanbegloo

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780190130541
eISBN:
9780190992965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190130541.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

In today's global climate of pre-packaged opinions, every effort of original thinking is an act of dissent. To think radically today is to be a heretic: committing ‘heresy’ not in its theological ... More


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