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The ritual of reading Mishima as a young man


The author, who became harakiri half a century ago after encouraging a fascist coup, connects with new readers thanks to modern traits such as sexual identity or the literature of the self

The popularity of Yukio Mishima's talent has followed the trajectory of a roller coaster in the last half century.

He died on Thursday, November 25, 1970 at the age of 45, the day he took his life with the rite of harakiri, after leading four of his henchmen to a barracks, tying a colonel to a chair and haranguing from a balcony at troops to initiate a coup and restore honor to the emperor of Japan.

A histrionic gesture that since then attracts many young readers who end up fascinated by the ...

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