Scritto da Mishima nel 1968, due anni prima del clamoroso seppuku – il tradizionale e terribile suicidio dei samurai – con cui pose fine ai suoi giorni, Sole e acciaio è un libro fondamentale per accostarsi alla personalità del grande scrittore giapponese. In una forma intermedia fra «la notte della confessione e il giorno della critica», l’autore racconta la scoperta della propria entità fisica, l’interesse per la pratica delle arti marziali e la ricerca di un «linguaggio del corpo»: la testimonianza di un’appassionata indagine nella propria identità di uomo, oltre ogni limite, oltre ogni convenzione.
- ISBN: 8823514088
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 96
a peek inside the head of the finest japanese writer of the 20th century- hint: he is fucking nuts.
There is a canon of authors who are Metal. H.P. Lovecraft is one of 'em. Tolkein, another. (To name but a couple.) I would include Mishima in that almighty canon. Mishima was that kid growing up, but instead of being born in a place and time where Metal existed, he was born and raised in 20's Japan. S Leggi tutto
2.5 stars. A tough read, which I may try again once I’ve read a little more of his work. The main thing I’ll take away from it, for now, is that it doesn’t pay to neglect the body in favour of the mind, or to lose oneself to introspection, forgetting the importance of sensory experience and looking o Leggi tutto
Delom motivaciona knjiga o metafizici teretane, delom idejno pismo o planovima za sopstveno samoubistvo; jedan od važnijih tekstova u poslednjoj fazi Mišiminog književnog stvaralaštva i važna cigla u građenju mitologije vezane za njegov sepuku u zgradi Ministarstva odbrane. „Sunce i čelik” je žanrovs Leggi tutto
4.5 with the .5 being for "the blue sky was flecked with the semen-white of clouds"
"It is a rather risky matter to discuss a happiness that has no need of words."
Yukio Mishima, in his enigmatic work Sun and Steel , reveals his inner most contemplations of life, death, and beyond. This work, the elucidations of a literary genius and modern day samurai, is not easy to comprehend, especially if one has not read some of his previous novels, short stories, or play Leggi tutto
100 pages of uninterrupted, dense, metaphysical introspection about the relationship between words, abstractions, symbols, and the body. Completely humorless, Mishima is a nerdy writer that discovered fitness later in his life, compares airplanes to penises and clouds to sperm, and is absorbed by th Leggi tutto
As someone who trains and teaches Kung Fu, who loves reading AND likes Mishima, this was a good book for me. I didn't think I would get chance to read it, with so few editions online and very pricey considering the size of the book, but my local library had it cooped up in the special edition sectio Leggi tutto
I really struggled to finish this book. I found it far too abstract and metaphysical for my liking. The only thing that I got out of this book was the fascinating glimpse that it gave of the mind of Yukio Mishima. It also has the virtue of being brief.
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