Book Subject Tag: Suicide
Late in his life, writer Kogito Choko reconnects with his estranged friend, the filmmaker Goro Hanawa. Goro’s subsequent suicide causes Kogito to examine and reexamine Goro’s life for clues that will lead him to understand his friend’s path.
“Was it death he was now waiting for? Or a wild ecstasy of the senses?” For the young army officer of Yukio Mishima’s seminal story, “Patriotism,” death and ecstasy become intertwined. With his unique rigor and passion, Mishima hones in on the body as the great tragic stage for all we call social, ritual, political.
A poor young woman seeks the aid of a renowned criminal defense lawyer to help her brother who is accused of murder.