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Yukio Mishima (January 14, 1925November 25, 1970), was a Japanese author and playwright, known for such works as Confessions of a Mask and his spectacular suicide.

Major works

Japanese Title English Title Year English translation, year ISBN
假面の告白
Kamen no Kokuhaku
Confessions of a Mask 1948 Meredith Weatherby, 1958 ISBN 0-8112-0118-X
愛の渇き
Ai no Kawaki
Thirst for Love 1950 Alfred H. Marks, 1969 ISBN 4-10-105003-1
禁色
Kinjiki
Forbidden Colors 1953 Alfred H. Marks, 1968-1974 ISBN 0-375-70516-3
潮騷
Shiosai
The Sound of Waves 1954 Meredith Weatherby, 1956 ISBN 0-679-75268-4
金閣寺
Kinkaku-ji*
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion 1956 Ivan Morris, 1959 ISBN 0-679-75270-6
鏡子の家
Kyōko no Ie
Kyoko's House 1959   ISBN
宴のあと
Utage no Ato
After the Banquet 1960 Donald Keene, 1963 ISBN 0-399-50486-9
午後の曳航
Gogo no Eikō
The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea 1963 John Nathan, 1965 ISBN 0-679-75015-0
絹と明察
Kinu to Meisatsu
Silk and Insight 1964 Hiroaki Sato, 1998 ISBN 0-7656-0299-7
三熊野詣
Mikumano Mōde
(short story)
Acts of Worship 1965 John Bester, 1995 ISBN 0-87011-824-2
サド侯爵夫人
Sado Kōshaku Fujin
(play)
Madame de Sade 1965 Donald Keene, 1967 ISBN 0-394-17304-X
憂國
Yūkoku
(short story)
Patriotism 1966 Geoffrey W. Sargent, 1966 ISBN 0-8112-1312-9
真夏の死
Manatsu no Shi
Death in Midsummer and other stories 1966 Edward G. Seidensticker, Ivan Morris,
Donald Keene, Geoffrey W. Sargent, 1966
ISBN 0-8112-0117-1
葉隠入門
Hagakure Nyūmon
Way of the Samurai 1967 Kathryn Sparling, 1977 ISBN 0-465-09089-3
わが友ヒットラー
Waga Tomo Hittorā
(play)
My Friend Hitler and Other Plays 1968 Hiroaki Sato, 2002 ISBN 0-231-12633-6
太陽と鐡
Taiyō to Tetsu
Sun and Steel 1970 John Bester ISBN 4-7700-2903-9
豐饒の海
Hōjō no Umi
The Sea of Fertility tetralogy: 1964-
1970
  ISBN 0-677-14960-3
  I. 春の雪
  Haru no Yuki
   1. Spring Snow 1968 Michael Gallagher, 1972 ISBN 0-394-44239-3
  II. 奔馬
  Honba
   2. Runaway Horses 1969 Michael Gallagher, 1973 ISBN 0-394-46618-7
  III. 曉の寺
  Akatsuki no Tera
   3. The Temple of Dawn 1970 E. Dale Saunders and Cecilia S. Seigle, 1973 ISBN 0-394-46614-4
  IV. 天人五衰
  Tennin Gosui
   4. The Decay of the Angel 1970 Edward Seidensticker, 1974 ISBN 0-394-46613-6
*For the temple called Kinkaku-ji, see Kinkaku-ji.




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