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  • The Temple of the Golden Pavillion

  • By: Yukio Mishima
  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (242 ratings)

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By: Yukio Mishima
Narrated by: Brian Nishii
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Publisher's summary

A hopeless stutterer, taunted by his schoolmates, Mizoguchi feels utterly alone until he becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto. But he quickly becomes obsessed with the temple's beauty, and cannot live in peace as long as it exists.

©1959 Copyright information US: Copyright 1959 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. This translation Copyright Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1959. Originally published in Japanese as Kinkakuji. (P)2010 Audible, Inc

Critic reviews

"An amazing literary feat in its minute delineation of a neurotic personality." ( Chicago Tribune)
"Beautifully translated... Mishima re-erects Kyoto, plain and mountain, monastery, temple, town, as Victor Hugo made Paris out of Notre Dame." ( The Nation)

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