Spring Snow

  • Title: Spring Snow
  • Author: Yukio Mishima Michael Gallagher
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  • Spring Snow An austere love story probably my favourite of his novels David Mitchell IndependentTokyo The closed world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders rich pro
    An austere love story, probably my favourite of his novels David Mitchell, IndependentTokyo, 1912 The closed world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders rich provincial families, a new and powerful political elite.Kiyoaki has been raised among the elegant Ayakura family members of the waning aristocracy but he is not one of tAn austere love story, probably my favourite of his novels David Mitchell, IndependentTokyo, 1912 The closed world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders rich provincial families, a new and powerful political elite.Kiyoaki has been raised among the elegant Ayakura family members of the waning aristocracy but he is not one of them Coming of age, he is caught up in the tensions between old and new, and confused by his feelings for the exquisite, spirited Sakoto When Sakoto is engaged to a royal prince, Kiyoaki realises the magnitude of his passion.Cover illustration Anne Crone, based on Evening Snow by Ando Hiroshige

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    1. Yukio Mishima is the pen name of Kimitake Hiraoka who was a Japanese author, poet and playwright, famous for both his highly notable post war writings and the circumstances of his ritual suicide by seppuku Mishima wrote 40 novels, 18 plays, 20 books of short stories, and at least 20 books of essays, one libretto, as well as one film A large portion of this oeuvre comprises books written quickly for profit, but even if these are disregarded, a substantial body of work remains.He was recognized as one of the most important post war stylists of the Japanese language.


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    1. Yukio Mishima felt the Japanese government needed to return to a system based on the samurai code. He was descended from samarais and believed that this code, advocating complete command of one's body and soul combined with a complete loyalty to the emperor, was necessary for Japan to return to prominence. He formed his own army in 1970 and attempted a coup d'état. With a few friends he overpowered the commandant of the Ichigaya Camp — the Tokyo headquarters of the Eastern Command of Japan's [...]

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    2. Set near Tokyo in 1912. In Spring Snow Kiyoaki Matsugae is sent as a child be raised on the estate of a Count where he learns all the worst habits of a decadent court. He is slothful, he preens in the knowledge of his superior looks. When 18 years of age he is so self-involved—the familiar disaffectedness of many Mishima protagonists—that even when kissing the woman who loves him he thinks only of how he feels. He's an affected asshole who takes a conscious pleasure in cruelty.This . . . was [...]

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    3. هذه رباعية جذب الحواس هكذا بإختصار/ الغارقين في حب الوصف تستهويهم الأعمال التقليدية عادةً ، والذين ينفرون من الوصف ستجدهم في حياد تام عن مثل هذه الأعمال. ميشيما رجل يتناول الحب وتناسخ الأرواح بدرجة عالية في الوصف وتجسيد الحياة في المكان والزمان. حتى بت لا أعرف أهي رواية تاري [...]

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    4. Mishima, like other great writers, has a way of implanting memories in our heads, echoes of other lives. How this magic happens is a mystery but when it does, you feel somehow denser inside, more solid. Spring Snow left me with that feeling, of having increased my gravity and weight, with the lyrical descriptions, history, characters, ceremonies, letters, political intrigue, birds and emerald rings and emerald snakes, and silk kimonos, and more. At its heart, this is a doomed love story, about t [...]

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    5. كان ومازال الجمال هو الرابط المشترك بين كل الإبداعات الفنية الُعظمى، بعض أنواع الجمال يُدرك بالعقل وقد يحتاج إلى تدريب وتكوين خاص وأحياناً خلفية ثقافية، وأنواع أخرى تمس القلب مباشرةً دون إستعداد خاص كما في الموسيقى أو الشعر ونادراً ما توجد في الأدب، وروايتنا من هذه النوادر [...]

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    6. It is hard to put words to the beauty and melancholy that Mishima pours into this first of his great tetralogy. The symbolism, the imagery, the characters - everything here is drawn with a fine pencil and eye for detail. The characters reappear in the following books but not as you might expect. This is one of the great monuments of Japanese literature in the 20th C (my other favourite is Soseki's I am a Cat) and it is truly a pleasure to read and savour.

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    7. A book can be either of two things: a key to open locked doors which lead to unique experiences we have not encountered or are impossible for us to attain; while the other is a mirror to show us who we are or remind us of ourselves and the past we have not forgotten. One stirs excitement, the other nostalgia. This time it took the shape of the latter. The book served as a mirror to me, reminding me of a befuddled young man blind to the workings of his heart, prone to exaggerating the simple nuan [...]

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    8. “Oddly enough, living only for one’s emotions, like a flag obedient to the breeze, demands a way of life that makes one balk at the natural course of events, for this implies being altogether subservient to nature. The life of the emotions detests all constraints, whatever their origin, and thus, ironically enough, is apt eventually to fetter its own instinctive sense of freedom.”- Yukio Mishima, Spring SnowAfter finishing this supreme piece of fiction (the first of the tetralogy The Sea o [...]

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    9. Has there ever been a stranger novelist than Yukio Mishima? On the one hand, he was a body-building Nationalist, who advocated bushido, the samurai code; he also, as many know, committed seppuku, which is a ritual form of suicide involving disembowelling and beheading. You don’t, it is fair to say, get that kind of thing with Julian Barnes and Karl Ove Knausgaard.On the other hand, Mishima was undeniably a cultured man, who spoke English and dressed in the English fashion; he was a bisexual wh [...]

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    10. 春の雪 [Haru no Yuki] = Spring Snow (The Sea of Fertility, Book 1), Yukio MishimaSpring Snow (春の雪 Haru no Yuki) is a novel by Yukio Mishima, the first in his Sea of Fertility tetralogy. It was published serially in Shinchō from 1965 to 1967, and then in book form in 1969. The novel is set in the early years of the Taishō period with the reign of the Emperor Taishō, and is about the relationship between Kiyoaki Matsugae, the son of a rising nouveau-riche family, and Satoko Ayakura, th [...]

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    11. Once you start reading Mishima, and becoming absorbed with his characters, you are caught in a web that resembles the web he reveals his own characters are enmeshed in. His characters are so tragic, yet so ordinary; so privileged, yet so doomed; so foolish, yet so much more introspective than you. Spring Snow was one of the best books I have ever read. Mishima is like a surgeon; the tip of his needle or scalpel so fine, so pointed, that he can isolate the most fleeting, awkward, and yet noble em [...]

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    12. Description: Tokyo, 1912. The closed world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders - rich provincial families, a new and powerful political and social elite.Kiyoaki has been raised among the elegant Ayakura family - members of the waning aristocracy - but he is not one of them. Coming of age, he is caught up in the tensions between old and new, and his feelings for the exquisite, spirited Satoko, observed from the sidelines by his devoted friend Honda. When S [...]

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    13. Hands down, my favorite Japanese novel to date!!!I can only but sigh finishing reading this masterpiece by Yukio Mishima. I am much overwhelmed by this beautifully poignant book that will surely tugs the heart of any reader.So gorgeously written that demands to be read slow (not because one is intimidated to do so but it is such a beauty to relish every word written, I call it the "Mishima magic") and, indeed, Proustian in its rendition- as universal and constant as the waves of the sea, the int [...]

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    14. bahar karları, japonya’nın yirminci yüzyılını anlatan bereket denizi dörtlemesinin ilk romanı. 1912 yılında başlıyor: 45 yıllık imparator meiji döneminin bittiği, geleneksel değerlere bağlı soylulara karşı yeni bir zengin sınıfının yükseldiği, batılılaşmanın hız kazandığı bir dönem. bu dönemi bir aşk hikayesi etrafında okuyoruz ve fakat herhangi bir tarihi roman okuma deneyiminden farklı bir tarafı var bu okumanın. romanın yazarı mişima’nın batı [...]

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    15. the first in mishima's tetralogy and, so far, the best (i'm in the middle of the third). on its own, Spring Snow is easily one of the most tender love stories i've read -- but it cannot be considered on its own: as honda watches a friend reincarnated several times over the span of several novels, it all adds up to even more than the sum of its extraordinary parts. in the USA, this'd play out as gimmick; in japan (shinto, buddhism, etc.) it is the assumption. an exploration of history, the philos [...]

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    16. فلتنهمر يا ثلج العشق على أفئدة المغرمين في ربيع العمر، فنحن نعلم جيداً المبتدأ وندرك كذلك الخاتمة. ستتساقط رقاقاتك الهشة على المحبين فتنتعش أرواحهم وتزهر، ثم لاتلبث أن تعصف بهم وتكتسح أحلامهم حتى يغدو ذلك القلب المُخضر قالبا من جليد أو جلمودا من صخر.نتحدث عن الجزء الأول من ر [...]

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    17. Benim için muhteşem bir deneyimdi;Japon kültürü,gençliği,eğitim,aristokrasi,kraliyet gibi konularda yüzeysel de olsa bilgi edindim. Ancak şunu söylemem lazım: Bu bilgiler (yaşayış tarzlarına,eğitime,kültüre dair) olmasa da roman kendinden çok az şey kaybederdi. Öyle duru,öyle akıcı,öyle doğal bir tarz yakalanmış ki,ancak okuyup görülebilir,tarifle olmaz. Zaten istesem de tarif edemem,edebiyat bilirkişisi değilim.Diğer taraftan romanın kendi doğal akışı zate [...]

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    18. Başyapıt!!!Uzun zamandır okurken bu kadar etkilendiğim bir kitap hatırlamıyorum. Yukio Mişima benim için en özel yazarlardan bir tanesi. O yüzden eserleri yavaşça ve üzerinde çok düşünerek okumayı seviyorum. Buna rağmen tekrar okumak için yerinmeyeceğim isimlerin başında geliyor. Kawabata'nın lirizmi Japon Edebiyatının zirvesi gibi lans edilse de; bence Japon Edebiyatının zirvesi Mişima'dır. İlk kitap Bahar Karları'ndan anladığım üzere de, yazarında en iyi i [...]

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    19. yazantasurinchi."Deniz, oturduğu yerin birkaç adım ötesinde son buluyordu. O geniş, engin, güçlü deniz tam gözlerinin önünde bitiyordu. Zaman ya da uzam için hiçbir şey bu kadar huşu verici bir sınır oluşturamazdı Kumların emdiği her dalganın son kabarışına, sayısız yüzyılı aşarak gelen bu büyük gücün son saldırısına bakarken insanda uyandırdığı güçlü duygulara şaşırdı."Hayatım boyunca yüzlerce kez sahil kıyısında oturmuş, sayısız dalga g [...]

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    20. 3,5 ο Μισιμα είναι δύσκολος , είναι Άργος σου σπάει τα νεύρα , αλλά είναι υπέροχος . Ακομα θυμάμαι την αίσθηση του να τον διαβάζω Γενικά η ιαπωνική λογοτεχνία το έχει αυτό . Είναι αργή και τελετουργική σαν μια τελετή τσαγιού , αλλά ταυτόχρονα είναι λες και σου έχουν βάλει μέλι σ [...]

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    21. "Just as a stream returns to its normal course after a flood, Kiyoaki's predilection for suffering began to reassert itself." "At that moment she held an irresistible attraction for him it was the lure of the forbidden, the utterly unattainable, the proscribed. He wanted her in this way and no other." Set in Japan in 1912, after the Russo-Japanese War Spring Snow captures a society in flux in startlingly crisp prose."Beautiful, elegant, imposing, she was like a flower at its moment of perfection [...]

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    22. The most important -- and used -- word in this book of historical fiction has to be 'elegant' (and its variations). And while the prose style itself is always elegant, the elegance of the ancient aristocracy is not always a good thing, as mostly it seems to be ineffective, even useless, for the situations the characters find themselves in. Those with 'new-money' have the power, but the novelist seems to like them even less than he does the aristocrats. (Even so, all the characters are well-round [...]

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    23. This is a subtle, intelligent, sensitive, perceptive book. But it's also a little boring.It has some spectacular moments! Tadeshina is a terrific character in the mold of the nurse from Romeo & Juliet, and her makeup is probably the best character in the book. And there's a scene involving Kiyoaki's nipple that's terrifically gay. This may have been one of those cases where it was the wrong book at the wrong time. I wasn't prepared for something I had to immerse myself in at a Proustian leve [...]

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    24. Aman allahım ne kadar güzeldi öyle 😌😔 Bir ay sonra eklenmiş not : özellikle kitabı okurken dinlediğim müzikleri dinleyince gözlerim doluyor. Kaçak Atları midtermler bittiği saniyede okuyacağım.

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    25. A love story that reflects the struggles within Japanese culture brought about by the westernization at the beginning of the 20th century – Mishima, you’re a genius. On the surface, the content of the book could be summed up like this: The young Kiyoaki, born into a family that has recently come to accumulate considerable wealth, grew up with Satoko, the daughter of an old aristocratic family struggling with monetary problems. It is only when Satoko gets engaged to an Imperial prince that Ki [...]

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    26. This book is, in my opinion, without a doubt, the greatest love story ever told. I don't care what you think about any of the classics, anything you've read before, be it Austen or Shakespeare or the Greeks. The poetic brilliance and tragic self-destruction of love in this book chills me. Even in translation, this piece was the bane of my existence for the length of time I spent reading it - a fair amount for it's length of 400 pages. Mishima is one of the few authors I've read recently who asto [...]

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    27. Spring Snow starts at a slow pace. The book takes its time introducing you to the gravity of its characters, and the careful relationships between each, and it's only after building this interweaving world of a precariously balanced harmony, that Mishima spins that world out of control with a simple love affair, and the ensuing chaos.What I enjoyed most about Spring Snow was following how each character responds to their universe spinning wildly out of control - some by trying desperately to rec [...]

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    28. "Non sarebbe magnifico se si potesse saldamente unire l'essenza del proprio animo casto con quella del mondo? Non equivarrebbe forse a stringere tra le mani la chiave segreta del mondo?"Primo episodio della tetralogia Il mare della fertilità, ultima opera e forse capolavoro di Mishima, questo romanzo, scritto nel 1969, e ambientato all'inizio del secolo, si presenta ben ricco di tutte le tematiche tipiche dell'autore.Yukio Mishima è noto per i conflitti interiori dalla molteplice natura: oltre [...]

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    29. "The only thing that seemed valid to him was to live for the emotions - gratuitous and unstable, dying only to quicken again, dwindling and flaring without direction or purpose." (15)I approached Mishima at perhaps an unusual angle, reading first his novel Confessions of a Mask, followed by a collection of his Nō Plays and then his stories. I now thought it was time to read Spring Snow, the first book in his The Sea of Fertility tetralogy (upon completion of which, on 25 November, 1970, Mishima [...]

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    30. اراهن ان من يقرأ تلك الروايه سيجد بصره وسمعه وشمه وكل حواسه السبعه تداخلت في الكلمات ووصف الجمال واعتقد كان ومازال الجمال هو الرابط المشترك بين كل الإبداعات الفنية الُعظمى، بعض أنواع الجمال يُدرك بالعقل وقد يحتاج إلى تدريب وتكوين خاص وأحياناً خلفية ثقافية، وأنواع أخرى تمس [...]

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