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Star

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A haunting novella of fame and disillusionment by a Japanese literary iconbr>br>All eyes are upon Rikio. And he likes it, mostly. His fans cheer from a roped-off section, screaming and yelling to attract his attention. They would kill for a moment alone with him. Finally the director sets up the shot, the camera begins to roll, someone yells "action"; Rikio, for a moment, transforms into another being, a hardened young yakuza, but as soon as the shot is finished, he slumps back into his own anxieties and obsessions.br>br>Written shortly after Yukio Mishima himself had acted in the film Afraid to Die, this novella is a rich and unflinching psychological portrait of a celebrity coming apart at the seams as the absurdity of his existence comes sharply into focus. With exquisite, vivid prose, Star begs the question: is there ever any escape from how we are seen by others?>

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Authors Yujio Mishima, Yukio Mishima
Assisted by Jonathan Samuel Bett (Translation), Sam Bett (Translation)
Publisher Penguin Books Uk
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 30.04.2019
 
EAN 9780241383476
ISBN 978-0-241-38347-6
No. of pages 96
Dimensions 111 mm x 161 mm x 7 mm
Series Penguin Classics
Penguin Modern
Penguin Modern Classics
Penguin Classics
Penguin Modern
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

FICTION / Classics, Fiction in translation

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