Post-war Literature

What is there to write about after the Holocaust? What does it mean to write? What is left of the author, of language, of the novel? Well, a perhaps surprising joy, an ebullient health, tempered with a sense of death: Henry... [more]

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Aestheticist Fiction
Aestheticist Fiction, Romantic Literature, Existentialist Literature, Post-War Literature, erotic, dark
by Arty
Yukio Mishima is quite possibly my all-time favourite writer. I read his short work, Patriotism, in high school and was compelled to draw a comic which recounted a nightmare I had inspired by the story as an art assignment. (Strange, but true!) I did a sculptural body of work three years ago inspired by my favourite Mishima novel, The Temple of the Golden Pavilion. Right now, I am reading Mishima's third novel, Thirst for Love. Mishima's work is characterized by it's memorable, often dark characters; he is infamous for his sensational suicide by seppuku in 1970, which he committed shortly after completing his epic tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility. For those of you not familiar with Mishima, take a look at his

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