Star

Author(s): Yukio Mishima; Sam Bett (Translator)

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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.
        Being a star, constantly performing, being watched and scrutinized as if under a microscope, is often a drag. But so is life. 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. With exquisite, vivid prose, Star begs the question: is there any escape from how we are seen by others?

 

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General Fields

  • : 9780811228428
  • : W. W. Norton & Company Limited
  • : W. W. Norton & Company Limited
  • : April 2019
  • : --- length: - '8.25' width: - '4.5' units: - Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Yukio Mishima; Sam Bett (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 895.635
  • : 80