The Temple Of The Dawn

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THE TEMPLE OF THE DAWN
by Yukio Mishima
published by Vintage

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The story of one mans obsessive pursuit of a beautiful woman and his equally passionate search for enlightenment, The Temple of the Dawn powerfully dramatises the Japanese experience form the eve of World War II through the postwar era. Honda, a brilliant lawyer and man of reason, is called to Bangkok on legal business, where he is granted an audience with a young Thai princess - an encounter that radically alters the course of his life. In spite of all reason, he is convinced she is a reincarnated spirit, and undertakes a long, arduous pilgrimage to the holy places of India, where, in the climatic scene, he encounters her once more, only to have his newfound beliefs shattered and his life bereft of all meaning.

- paperback: 336 pages
- product dimensions: 129 x 198 mm
- ISBN: 9780099282792