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The temple of the golden pavilion.

Translated by Ivan I. Morris

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The son of a poor rural priest becomes an acolyte at the Temple of the Golden Pavilion. Mizoguchi had built up an image of ideal beauty in his mind based on this Golden Pavilion; this ideal image causes him to feel disappointed in any supposed form of beauty, even the actual physical Golden Pavilion. He comes under the influence of Kashiwagi, a fellow student with a very bitter view of life.

japanese title: Kinkakuji
notes: Japanese title: Kinkakuji. Introduction by Nancy Wilson Ross. Drawings by Fumi Komatsu.
subjects: Arson
Buddhist temples
Psychological fiction
Young men
genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780679752707
OCLC number: 242040
publisher: Knopf, 1959, 1968, 1972; Tuttle, 1959, 1973, 1985, 1994; Berkley Pub. Corp., 1971; Perigree Books, 1980; Vintage, 1994; Everyman’s Library, 1994
publication place: New York; Rutland, VT; New York; New York; New York; New York
japanese publication date: 1956
english publication date: 1959
document type: Book
description: 262 p. illus. 22 cm.
related: UNESCO collection of representative works: Japanese series