[download eBook] 午後の曳航 [Gogo no eikō]Author Yukio Mishima – 91videos.co

The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea Tells The Tale Of A Band Of Savage Thirteen Year Old Boys Who Reject The Adult World As Illusory, Hypocritical And Sentimental, And Train Themselves In A Brutal Callousness They Call Objectivity When The Mother Of One Of Them Begins An Affair With A Ship S Officer, He And His Friends Idealize The Man At First But It Is Not Long Before They Conclude That He Is In Fact Soft And Romantic They Regard Their Disappointment In Him As An Act Of Betrayal On His Part, And React Violently


10 thoughts on “午後の曳航 [Gogo no eikō]

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    I had a slightly different review in mind until I read a little bit about Mishima s life In light of what Mishima did to himself, I am not really sure what to make of The Sailor Who While it is dark, reading it I knew it was only a story But knowing that this darkness could have emanated from Mishima s personal thoughts makes it extremely unnerving.Fuskao, Noboru s mother, represents westernization which Mishima despised Noboru, a 13 year old, is in the favor of traditional Japan Ryuji, the sailor, dreams of a heroic death and glory, which makes Noboru worship him Ryuji s dreams represent Mishima s own political thoughts on achieving glory for his country When Ryuji abandons all such thoughts of heroism, Noboru reacts violently The question is, how much of Noboru s psychology reflects Mishima s own mind That Noboru s vileness goes unchallenged and unpunished hints towards there being some parallels.I know The Sailor Who was written seven years before Mishima committed ritual suicide Also I shouldn t be drawing any conclusions based on reading a short work of fiction and one wikipedia article But I find it difficult to view the ideas in the book and Mishima s life separately.The gracefulness of the writing stands very much in contrast with the ominous content His writing is very lyrical The scene descriptions are vivid, very much like painting with words Sunlight dances on the pages giving everything a different kind of glow He infuses some beauty even in cringe worthy scenes In the second half of the book, when story begins to take a dark turn, there is a change in the tone of the writing as well While poetic descriptions are not completely abandoned, there are fewer of those On approaching the ending, the story, however, seems to drag for a bit, largely because I could see what was going to happen a long way ahead I was expecting it to generate a sense of foreboding, but that was lost.The biggest strength of the book, in my eyes, is the treatment of Noboru s psychology Mishima provides some perspective on a character I can never hope to understand too well Once I can digest how disturbed a child Noboru already is, the rest will perhaps be somewhat acceptable After all, misguided beliefs and fanatsies are not that uncommon among teenagers Noboru s disenchantment with his hero serves as a cue that makes him lash out, turning his beliefs into something sinister and real.Not only Noboru, the other characters are not very relatable either This is like a mere peek into a world completely alien to me Also I can t really expect to be able to view anything with the same eyes as Mishima did I am ok with that, I think.While characters are not fully fleshed out, Ryuji and Noboru have enough going on to let us see who they are Fuskao, the only major female character, on the other hand was completely dis appointing She is introduced to us as Noboru s mother and Ryuji s love interest, and that s about it Other than playing these assigned roles, anything like a personality is non existent She does run a business of her own, but the only role she seems to play there is to buy stuff and the intricacies of the business are handled by her male associate There is just one chapter where, of these three main characters, only Fusako makes an appearance And she uses this stage time to discuss her prospective husband with another woman Isn t that what chick lit is for If you are drawing a female character who is a single mother running a business of her own, why not let her have at least one original, smart thought Why can t she be feminine, and not be hollow at the same time Apart from a complaint or two, I do think highly of The Sailor Who for the most part It is written economically, but there is lot to chew upon.


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    I m in the process of reading Mishima s four book cycle, The Sea of Fertility I ve read the first two Sailor is not one of the cycle and I found it disappointing a bit of implausibility but maybe it s intended to be of a fantasy A thirteen year old boy discovers a peephole into his widowed mother s bedroom and watches her have sex with a sailor His mother, 33, and the sailor, about the same age, fall in love The sailor leaves the sea and they intend to get married.The boy is a member of an intellectual gang bright 13 year old kids, not thugs But they turn into thugs as their leader makes them do things like kill cats and skin them Although the boy admires the sailor and his sea stories, he also keeps a list of ways the sailor has embarrassed him in front of his friends with stupid jokes and stories and showering in the park under a drinking fountain He shows the list to the gang The boys are all under age 14 important because they know they cannot be charged with a serious crime at that time in Japan The gang hatches a plot to kill the sailor I just found it a stretch The blurbs say the book offers Mishima s vision of the homicidal hysteria that lies latent in the Japanese character Really Older photo of the port of Yokohama, where the story is set from shippingwondersoftheworld.comThe author from carlabrahamsson.com


  3. says:

    This was a disturbing yet compelling read.


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    Bug ne kadar yazd m yorumlar okuyanlar genel olarak ki isel duygular ele tiriye katmad m fark etmi tir Okudu um o kadar kitaptan sonra ld m, bittim, beni mahvetti tarz metni anlama, anlatmaktan ok salt b rakt ki isel etkiyi ne karmak bana yeterli ve tek ba na anlaml gelmiyor Ama bu genel kural n esnedi i nadir anlar var ve art k o nadide eserlerin en ba lar nda Denizi Yitiren Denizci de yer al yor.Bu kitap, Alt n K k Tap na ndan sonra okudu um ikinci Mi ima kitab yd ve kitap bitti inde istemsizce ba ka sayfalar arad m, acaba eksik mi bas lm t , sayfay evirirken atlam m yd m ve bir s r abukluk Marguerite Yourcenar ne g zel s ylemi nce, b ak a z gibi dondurucu bir kusursuzlukta diye Ben o kadar edebi konu amayaca m, deh etli bir g zellikti her sat r ve ok az kitaba nasip olan o rit elden o da pay n ald , masan n zerine koydum ve alk lad m Eserden hala kopabilmi de ilim ve o alk n hakk n veremesem dahi birka kelam etmek istiyorum Bu ki isel vg den sonras yo un spoiler i erir ve bundan ho lanmayanlarla yolumuz burada ayr labilir anla lan, tehlikenin ne demek oldu unu bile bilmiyorlar tehlike deyince, gazetelerin abartarak yazd fiziksel anlamdaki yaralanma, biraz kan akmas gibi eyleri getiriyorlar ak llar na bunun tehlikeyle hi bir ilgisi yok ger ek tehlike ya ama eyleminin ta kendisidir hi ku kusuz, ya amak, varolu un farkl la t bir karga ad r fakat varolu u her an asl nda oldu u d zensiz haline z mleyip ortaya kan endi eden hareketle, her an ilk karga ay yeniden yaratmaya al an ka k bir eylemdir ya amak bu denli tehlikeli ba ka bir i daha olamaz varolu un kendinde hi bir korku ya da hi bir rt l yan yoktur, bu korku ve tedirginli i yaratan eylemdir ve toplumda, k kende anlams zd r kad n erkek bir arada y kan lan roma hamamlar gibidir okul da, toplumun minyat r d r bu y zden bize boyuna buyruk veriyorlar bir avu k r adam, bize ne yapmam z gerekti ini s yl yor, s n rs z yeteneklerimizi parampar a ediyor Herhangi bir Mi ima kitab n , yazar n ya am ve d ncesinden ayr d nmek ve oradan do an dertleri eserde takip edememek eserin kavranmas nda bir eksi e yol a aca muhakkak Ancak bu kitap ok ki isel dertlerin, hesapla malar n ve politik problemlerin d nda da okura ok b y k bir haz ya atacak bir eser Dilinin iirselli i, betimlemerin ve tasvirlerin m kemmelli i, psikolojik tahlillerin g c , ve bunlarla beraber o duru anlat m ak l al r gibi de il Bu sadelikten do an derinlik her yazar n harc de il O nedenle eseri birka koldan okumak m mk n ve bu yan yla gen ya da kitap kurdu her okura ya ataca b y k bir edebiyat hazz var Ben becerebildi imce derine ineyim, bakal m nerelere kadar gidece iz.Denizi Yitiren Denizci iki b l mden olu uyor,Yaz ve K Yaz b l m nde temel kahraman m z n anne ve sevgili Fusako, o ul ve ete yesi Noburo ve an eref u runa karaya s rt eviren denizci sevgili baba Ryuji hayatlar nda her eyin iyiye gitti e bir d neme tan k oluyoruz Bu iyiden ne anla lmas gerekti ine gelince Noburo, hayat na giren Ryuji ile bir kahramanla tan m oluyor, karan n o sinik, dejenere, baba ve retmenlerce i di edilmi d nyas nda Ryuji denizi, yani b t n k t l kler i inde tek iyi olan eyi ,maceray ve zg rl temsil ediyor Ama bu zg rl k hissi Ryuji nin karada ge irdi i g nler i inde azal yor, karan n kokusu onun da zerine siniyor ancak Ryuji yeniden sefere kmaya karar verince alt n boka d n mekten son anda kurtuluyor Ryuji Noboru ili kisindeki temel sahneyi u k s m olu turuyor, annesi ve Ryuji yi odas ndaki delikten izleyen Noburo, Ryuji nin annesi ile tam sevi me ncesi bir gemiden gelen d d k sesiyle denize do ru d nd an bir mucize olarak yorumluyor ve i inde ta an s k nt ile yle diyor bu kaybolup giderse d nyan n sonu demektir diye m r ldand Ne denli korkun olursa olsun, bunu y kacak her eyi durdurmak i in elimden geleni yapaca m Elinden geleni ileride g rece iz.Fusako, kocas n n 5 y l nceki l m nden beri yaln z ya amaktad r ve Ryuji nin ortaya k ile bu yaln zl son bulmu , kendi s n fsal pozisyonundan ok uzaktaki bu adamla yeniden a k tatm t r Ama mal m lk giyimi ve Japon k lt r nde kopuk ya am yla tam bir kara insan d r Fusako, ki ili iyle bat y temsil etmekte ve bu vah i denizciyi duydu a a k ile evcille tirmek istemektedir.Buldu u a k bir sefere daha kacak ama geri d necektir Fusako ne kadar bat ysa Ryuji o kadar do udur Yenilmi , i di edilmi , g ne in hakimiyeti elinden al nm Japonya s nda arkaik d ler i inde ge irmi gen li ini ve bu yenik co rafydan, denizi sevdi i i in de il karadan nefret etti i i in ayr lm t r.Lyotard 60 lar n sonunda b y k anlat lar a sona erdi demi ti, lakin Japonya n n b y k anlat s 6 a ustos 1945 de zaten bitmi ti Ryuji den dinliyoruz 20 ya ndayken tutkusu kesindi Benim kaderim bir tek eydir o da an ve eref, evet an ve eref Ne t r an ve eref zledi ini ya da ne t r an erefe uygun oldu unu bilmiyordu Sadece, d nyan n karanl klar i inde bir yerlerde salt kendisi i in var edilmi bir kl nokta oldu una ve g n n birinde bu n salt kendisini ayd nlatmak i in yakla aca na inan yordu Yine ba ka bir yerde benim s radan insanlara bah edilmeyecek zel bir kaderim olmal diyor ve ama binlerce mil deniz yolculuklar , tropikal adalar, pop ler ark lar hi biri o eref yolundan eser ta m yordu Fusako ile tan mas yla o hep arzulad , l m ne kendini verece i ve sadece l mle anlam kazanacak a k sonunda bulmu tu, aradan kar lacak bir yolculuk kalm t.Yaz b l m n nde dikkat eken di er temel hususlar ise Noburo ve annesinin ve Noburo etenin efi ili kileri Mi ima n n annesiyle derdi zerine konu acak yetkinlikten uza m ancak Alt n K k Tap na ve bu kitapta anne o ul ili kileri epey problemli Tap nak taki nefretin yerini burada a k ve nefret ili kisi al yor Her problemli anne o ul sorununda ucuzundan oedipus kompleksi aramak gibi bir abam yok ama yazar n Freudyen sularda ustaca gezdi i de bir ger ek.Noburo nun zellikle annesinin ona k zd g nlerde delikten annesini g zetlemeden uyuyamamas , Ryuji nin su lar b l m ne annemle gezip beni yaln zl a terk etmesi ni eklemesi sonradan bunun znel bir problem olarak g r p listeden karsada okuru mecburen antik yunan referanslara g t r yor.Babas z yani otoritesiz b y yen Noburo nun hayat n n merkezinde etesi ve onun efi yer al yor ef, edebiyat tarihinin g rd en nihilist karakterlerden biri olsa gerek, nihilist ama pasifist de il, ef ama g l de il, gruba liderlik yap zekas ndan geliyor Yukar da al nt lad m c mlesinden g r lece i zere t m toplumsal yarg lara cephe a an bu 13 l k veletin etkisinde kalan Noburo ba ta kahraman ilan etti i Ryuji ye efin baban n g z ile bakmaya ba layacakt r Bu d nyan n zerinde boydan boya yap t r lm bir olanaks zl k etiketi vard r Ve bu etiketi y rt p atabileceklerin sadece biz oldu umuzu akl ndan karma tekiler korku kaynakl sayg dan sustular efin konu tu u bir ok yerde akl m hep Mi ima ve eylemine gitti, sanki y llar ncesinden bize yapabileceklerinin s n rs zl n g stermek, olanaks zl k etiketini par alamak istedi ini g stermek istiyor gibi Hala kitap boyunca bahsi olunan d nyan n bo lu unu,Mi ima n n bo luk ile kastteti i eyi d n yorum Neyse gelelim ikinci b l me.Bu b l m ve esas olarak son 30 sayfas n adeta gerilim film izler gibi okudum ve ilk kitap okudu um g nlerden yadigar sorularla ba ba a kald m ne olacak imdi Ne olaca biraz erteleyip olaylar n geli imi ve do urdu u d ncelere ge elim K aylar nday z, yazl k hayaller karlar alt nda ve hayallerin ard ndaki ger eklik g n y z ne kmak zere D nyan n hi bir yerinde an ve eref yoktu diyen Ryuji nin d n ile a yoruz b l m Bir zamanlar kahramanl k, n ve eref d k n karakterimiz boyun e mi , karada karar k lm t r Ancak denizlerin h lyas varsa Japon karas n n da ger ekli i var Fusako ile birlikte al nan evlilik karar sonras kar m za beyefendi yani Avrupal gibi giyinen, yabanc dil yani ngilizce renen ve m stakbel e inin irketine yani bat mallar satan bir firmaya u ramaya ba layan bir adamla kar la yoruz Bu de i im, Noburo nun nefret etti i s radanla m d nyaya teslim olma anlam na gelmektedir ve medeni bir baban n ekti i nasihat ile son raddesine ula t yerde Noburo ba rmak ister Bu adam b yle s zler edebilir mi Bir zamanlar ylesine parlak bir kahraman olan adam bu mu ve devam eder bana bunu nas l yapabildin Fusako nun evinde Japon stilinde bir tek oda bile yoktu Ya am bi imi, y lba g nleri d nda, tamamen bat tarz ndayd Sadece y lba g nleri lake boyal tepsilerde zel y lba kahvalt s haz rlamak ve yeni y l onuruna saki kadehlerini kald rmakla gelene e uyard Ryuji nin an ve ereften ricat etti i yeri b yle anlat yor yazar ve Noburo nun su lar listesinin en sonunda yle yaz yor 4 buraya geri gelmek Yani Noburo nun temel derdi, annesi ile aras na yabanc birinin girmesi de il, alt n n boka d n mesi, de erini yitirmesidir Denizcinin bu se imi yaparken yitirdi i esas ey denizden ok tesidir ve Jameson n, ok Uluslu Sermaye a nda nc D nya Edebiyat yaz s nda ne s rd b t n nc d nya metinleri, diyebilirim ki zorunlu olarak ve ok ozg l bir tarzda alegoriktir bi imlerinin kayna roman gibi esasen bat l temsil ara lar na dayand nda bile, hatta bilhassa boyle durumlarda ulusal alegoriler olarak okunmal d rlar tezi olduk a yerindedir.H zlananl m biraz Noburo nun ne denli korkun olursa olsun bunu durdurmak i in elimden geleni yapaca m dedi ini g rm t k Kahraman n n son hali ve su lar n n listesini gruba a klad nda ef yle der onu yeniden kahraman yapmak ister misin Alt n K k Tap na i in mutlu sonla bitiyor yorumu yapm t m, bu kitap i in de ayn yorumu yapaca m Anne Sevgili patron ve hepsinden ok bat de erlerinin ayakl temsilcisi Fusako hari bu kitap t m karakterler i in buruk bir mutlu sonla bitmi tir Bu mutlulu u a al m biraz.Onu yeniden kahraman yapmay her eyden ok isteyen Noburo, etesi ile birlikte Ryuji yi ld rmeye karar verir ve onu arkada lar ile bulu maya ikna eder Bu bulu maya Ryuji beyefendi k yafetlerini kar p o eski denizci k yafetleri ile gelir ocuklara her eyden habersiz denizcilik an lar n anlat rken vazge ti i y celi in fark na var r, an ve eref yolunda kahramanl k arzular yla ge en bir m rden geriye kalan n muhasebesi yap l r rk t c l m art k istemiyordu kendisini Hi ku kusuz y celikte de s rt evirmi ti ona Duygular n n getirdi i arho luk O delici ac lar, o s cak ayr l lar Y ce Dava n n a r s , tropik g ne inin bir ba ka ad ve kad nlar n g zya lar , zlemler, onu erkekli in doru una iten o tatl g , art k bunlar n hepsi bitmi ti Bu anlamda, bu sonla denizcinin o hep arad ama nerede oldu unu bilemedi i y celik onu tam da ondan koptu u yerde bulmu ve d lerini son anda ger ek k lm t r Ryuji nin gizli iste i, Noburo nun eylemiyle i i e ge mi tir Noburo da mutludur zira o adam d t boktan al p tekrar kahraman yapm , d nyan n zerindeki olanaks zl k etiketini y rt p atm , konu maktan ba ka bir i e yarad n efine ispat etmi tir ah ulan mi ima Allah m stehak n versin, sanki olanaks zl a gelecekteki m dahelesini anlat yor ef mutlu mu onu bilmiyorum i te, muhtemelen umurunda da de ildir, sonu ta d nyan n bo lu unu 13 ya nda kavram bir ocuk ne kadar mutlu olabilir ki.Bu yaz ya tahamm l eden okura son olarak unu s ylemek isterim benim yapt m okumalar bo verin, bu kitap bunlar n edebiyat olarak ok tesinde Hemen hi vakit yitirmeden bu kitab al n, okuyun ve Mi ima n n Japon edebiyat n n en tan nm yazar de il,1950 sonras d nya edebiyat n n en nemli kalemlerinden biri oldu unu g r n yi uykular yavrum ile ba lay p, dald d ten ay lmadan la biten bu kitap uykular n z m ka racak d lere mi dald racak ona da siz karar verirsiniz art k.


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    THE SAILOR THE GLORY Glory, as anyone knows, is bitter stuff. What glory is there for any sailor whose life is besieged by the vast and open sea Vast but not open, as there are occasional traces of clouds shrouding the openness he longed for Open but not vast, as the storm often come encroaching on his territory and posing a threat on his otherwise serene life His Life and sea have become inseparable Thinking of life beyond her seems abysmal to him Impelled by his desire for glory, he continues sailing to distant harbors and seas.There is no glory to be found Disillusionment slowly and unknowingly start gnawing his yearning for glory The thought of settling for an earthly life seems appalling, blowing off the gentle light which awaits him for his prophetic glory But, then comes a lady, Fusako who lost her husband few years ago So, categorically a widow having a 13 year old son , like a bright sun on a gloomy day But not all clouds have withdrawn yet Storms await eagerly for his departure like vultures waiting on cliffs for their prey The sun is not just enough He longs for storms on sunny days, but he misses the sun on rainy days He has changed He is a new man He belongs neither to the sea nor to the land There is no solace for his solstice Blinded by his earthly love, he is ready to abandon his glory and his first love the sea, not knowing what awaits him on the land Ryuji set sailing towards the shore hoping for a new life which, he believes, will free him.THE SON THE FALL The sailor is terrific He s like a fantastic beast that s just come out of the sea all dripping wet , thinks Noboru, the son of Fusako The sailor has become someone who this kid greatly admires The intimacy between his mother and the sailor has grown stronger and closer He finds a peephole, not just allegorically, which gives him access to their cohabitational world But the world in which the sailor and Fusako lived made him feel disgusted The insignificance and unworthiness of their coital activities alienated him farther from their world It is a trap a rabbit trap A hideously subtle trap the rabbit, ensnared, is no longer a rabbit Now, what brings him to the land in this dandy western attire chosen by his mother It is so strange, he thinks, like his mother s bedroom into which he sneaked, when she was away.PEVERSION AND PRESERVATION Don t you realize that there is no such thing as hero The sailor who, once, he admired as hero begins to falter The grace and honor of Ryuji which once was stronger like the sea wave and roaring like a majestic tiger , he thinks, now has become like a sea foam abandoned on the shore and a cry of a kitten smacked against a log Trying to force maturity on a thirteen year old boy Maturity or Perversion Noboru grows disquieted in the world which his parents, teachers, and leaders have created for him The vast gaps and the emptiness in it make him lose faith in the filthy humanity as he sees it Noboru feels that he has to preserve the glory The sailor sees that glory knifing toward him like a shark from some great distance And the world, as you know, is empty Is there any happiness in this world, in true sense Happiness that defies description Noboru takes the sailor with him to make him aware of how incorrigible his decision to return to the land is and how egregiously he reacted when Noboru s innocence was shattered behind the peephole I tried not to reveal most of the elements of the story which would either surprise or disturb the reader In fact, Noboru is the protagonist But the sailor is the one who makes him the protagonist Hence, my view is totally from the sailor s perspective This story has a lot of things which we wouldn t agree or even despise Nevertheless this story is really important for everyone, if I may say, all parents though I am not one


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    Nunca hab a le do a Mishima, pero aqu en Goodreads siempre me tomo el tiempo para ver qu es lo que leen mis amigos lectores Simplemente hago click en la opci n Compare Books para saber qu afinidad literaria tenemos, sobre todo cuando me env an una solicitud de amistad solicitud que siempre acepto, de todos modos y me encontraba que muchos lectores hab an le do alg n libro de este interesante autor japon s y su m s que interesante vida Entonces, aunque no soy de solicitar recomendaciones lo solicit en mi status y me acercaron varias propuestas Entre todas ellas, la que m s me atrajo fue la de este libro.En lo que respecta a la literatura japonesa s lo he le do a un autor que admiro mucho y que recomiendo, por su fuerte similitud con unos de mis preferidos, Franz Kafka Me refiero al genial Kobo Abe De los restantes autores no estoy muy interesado puesto que las tem ticas que abordan no son de mi agrado o estilo de lectura Un caso puntual es el de Haruki Murakami Con ese autor me sucede lo mismo que con otros tantos que no despiertan mi curiosidad por leer sus obras.Confieso que esta corta novela de Mishima me ha gustado M s all del tri ngulo que plantea entre el marino Ryuji, Fusako y el hijo de sta, Noboru, lo que tiene de atractiva la historia es c mo Mishima la trabaja en dos planos bien cortados y en contrapunto que se unen y separan constantemente.Un aspecto de destacar en la narrativa de Mishima es que su prosa es como un oleaje Las palabras fluyen, van y vienen Mecen al lector sin cansarlo y lo llevan adelante en la historia que no es para nada aburrida y por sobre todas las cosas poseen un profundo lirismo, belleza y armon a Parece como que el autor elige las palabras correctas, la adjetivaci n justa y los di logos efectivos para que todo el proceso de lectura en conjunto siga la misma sinton a.Creo que Mishima centra gran parte de la novela en los personajes de Noboru y Ryuji, dejando a Fusako un poco m s atr s La relaci n entre Noboru y su madre es compleja, le cuesta integrarse con Ryuji y es dominado por el jefe de su violento grupo de amigos, quien lo influenciar negativamente Ryuji est en la disyuntiva de seguir haci ndose a la mar o quedarse definitivamente en tierra con Fusako y ella tiene bien en claro qu quiere para su vida aunque como se trata casualmente de la vida misma, las cosas no salen siempre como ellos quieren.Lo que m s me impacta de la novela es c mo planea Mishima su final Realmente no me lo tenia esperado, pero bueno, de eso se trata casualmente algunos autores tienen ese halo de maestr a que como en el caso de Mishima, los hace tan nicos y especiales.


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    The title The Sailor Who Fell from Grace With the Sea is a poetic rendering of the Japanese, , literally Afternoon s Towing The English translation is done much in the spirit of Remembrance of Things Past A la recherche du temps perdu In Search of Lost Time It s evident in the titles at least that something is gained in translation as well as lost We know then, at any rate, that we are going to have a very imperfect understanding of this book And even if we know Japanese history, know something of Mishima s life, know his personal use of symbols and allusion all these hover around the writing merely as clues to the WTF shock of this story and to the allegory contained within The Sailor Who Fell from Grace With the Sea is a simple story It is not an easy story There is power here, but be warned it s not all pretty kittens and seascapes Rather, it s a tearing apart of what Contentment Surfaces Materialism Or maybe just anything that makes us forget what we are There s a disturbing scene, meant to kill the tender feelings of the participants They become hardened against the flesh, the blood, the organs The mortal coil unwinds.Hard heart, hard heart Was it done to the characters, or done to us I think of X Trapnel s maxim, Reading novels needs almost as much talent as writing them Perhaps it needs courage too I m not a brave reader, but a writer will sometimes grab you by the head and force you to look at things you don t want to see And you do look the writing is lyrical and it is beautiful.However the characters are stiff and wooden, their roles each neatly carved out by Mishima Are they supposed to be masks, types, everyman The sailor, Ryuji, is convinced that he is destined for glory He could feel the horn probing deep inside him, rousing his passion for the Grand Cause But what was it Maybe another name for the tropical sun The boy, Noboru, is convinced of his own greatness He follows the gang leader, the chief who has a smile as brittle as fine glass crystal, and very dangerous And Fusako the mother, the widow, the lover So easily brought to tears She studies herself in the mirror as if asking, who am I She is caught between running a business, and quiet domestic life doing embroidery, worrying about her son When she had brushed against reality it is something she dreaded than leeches She arouses a conflict in Ryuji His will is weakening For Ryuji the kiss was death, the very death in love he always dreamed of The softness of her lips, her mouth so crimson in the darkness he could see it with closed eyes, so infinitely moist, a tepid coral sea, her restless tongue quivering like sea grass in the dark rapture of all this was something directly linked to death He was perfectly aware that he would leave her in a day, yet he was ready to die happily for her sake Death roused inside him, stirred Perhaps Fusako is something worse for her son for what created Noboru Here, I m not even sure of the questions, never mind if there are answers Again, some disturbing scenes It s related to the connection between him and her room, giving light or sometimes not The room as a whole, feverish with a vestige of the noon heat, was as black as the inside of a large coffin, everywhere a shade of darkness, and alive with jostling particles of something Noboru had never seen, the blackest thing in all the world The world is empty. Noboru has a problem with Ryuji, and he takes it to the gang.They scheme Make him a hero again a useless thing, a father no return to the Tepid towns of men And Mishima grabs hold of you, forces you to look Maybe you re not sure what it is that he makes you see, but you won t like it.Glory is bitter stuff.


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    lk Mishima okuma ser venim Denizi Yitiren Denizci ile oldu Kafam toparlayabilirsem birka ey yazmak istiyorum hakk nda ncelikle yol boyunca s rekli kitab n ba ndan kalk p durdum ben Genelde okudu um ve izledi im bir ey beni ok etkiledi inde yap yorum bunu S ze bununla ba lam ken, kitab n ba nda kalkt mda da hakk nda d nmeye devam etmekten kendimi al koyamad m s yleyerek devam etmek, en do rusu olacak san r m yle ok yerine hayran b rakt ki, hangisinden ba layay m bilmiyorum Do u bat k yas i in bu kadar g ze sokarak verilecek iki rne i kad n erkek bu kadar g zel yedirerek alttan alta yapmas , bir denizicinin denizci olmay se mesindeki esas nedeni denizi sevmesi de il , karadan nefret etmesi eklinde olu turarak ters k e ve vurucu m thi bir roman temeli atm olmas , hayat n bo lu unu 13 ya ndaki bir grup ergen ocu un retisiyle ve toylu uyla ki toyluk o u zaman bir konu hakk nda kirlenmemi bir bilgelik halidir phesiz tekrar tekrar alg latmas , ki isel olarak her seferinde baba ve tanr y terazinin birer ayr kefesine koyup tartt rmas ve her seferinde hesab n kitab n a rtan muazzam benzerli ine ahit etmesi beni, anlat mdaki sadeli in sadelik gelinen en st seviyedir tezini ispatlamas , edebiyatta defalarca kez ele al nm Oidipus Kompleksi nin bir ekmece deli inden annesine k zd g nlerde onu g zlemleyerek verilmesi zerafeti ve insan n bo az nda beton etkisi yaratan o muazzam sona yakla rken denizi yitiren denizci nin yitirdiklerini ba ka t rl g rmeye ba lad o b y l ger ek i an n verdi i masals keyif son c mleyi okuduktan sonra evirecek bir sayfa daha aray m ama bulamay nca daha da yumruk yemi gibi olu um Hepsi harikayd iddetle tavsiye ediyorum.10 10


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    If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Performing in Silence The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima Original Review, 1981 04 24 They performed in silence He trembled a little out of vanity, as when he had first scaled the mast The woman s lower body, like a hibernating animal half asleep, moved lethargically under the quilts he sensed the stars of night tilting dangerously at the top of the mast The stars slanted into the south, swung to the north, wheeled, whirled into the east, and seemed finally to be impaled on the tip of the mast By the time he realized this was a woman, it was done In The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima.I ve read many scary books with frightening stories before and since, but they don t disturbed me the way this book did The book was disturbing in a completely different way it felt as if it was talking about me, saying something that s scary yet true about me.


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    Dald d ten ay lmadan, l k ay ba na dikti ay buruktu Bilirsiniz, buruk olur tad y celi in Japon yazarlar aras nda belki de en zg n Yukio Mi ima d r zellikle Haruki Murakami den sonra ba layan yeni Japon edebiyat na al k olanlar n tuhaf kar layaca bir yazard r Mi ima Hem kitaplar hem de kendi ya am ile tam bir vak d r kez Nobel e aday g sterilmi tir.T rk eye yakla k 30 y l nce Denizi Yitiren Denizci ad yla evrilen roman Orijinal ad Gogo No Eiko kindi Zaferi t m kitaplar i inde zel bir yere sahiptir Hatta bir ok ki iye g re en iyi yap t d r yi uykular yavrum, gibi basit ve g zel bir c mleyle ba layan roman sonunda d n p dola p yine uykuya dalan bir adam ile bitiyor Sonsuz uykuya.Faz l H sn Da larca n n ocuklar Korkun Allah m adl iirini akla getiren romanda eleba lar Noburu nderli indeki ocuklar ger ekten korkun tur.Kocas n kaybettikten sonra bir denizci ile ya am n birle tiren bir anne ve onun o lu Noburu O lunun g z nde bu adam denizdeki f rt nalara g s geren bir kahraman, d nyan n kad n, seks vb gibi basit ve a a l k zevklerine aldanmayacak kadar bir erkekti Babas n k k ya ta kaybetmi Noburu nun Y ce Samuraylar n bombalanm , sava kaybetmi lkesi Japonya g z nde b yle y ce olan denizci ne var ki denizleri b rak p, kad nlar ile beraber olacak, romantikle ecek kadar s radan, basit bir adama d n erek ocu u b y k bir hayal k r kl na u rat r Samuraylar gelmeyecektir, Japonya boyun e mi tir Ama yine de mitsiz de ildir Noburu o ve etesi bu ihanetin Kendisini yak p y kan d manlara Bat ya hayran olan Japonya n n ihaneti intikam n alacakt r Al r da in ilgin yanlar ndan biri, bu kadar sert bir romanda Mi ima Japon ve d nya edebiyat n n en h z nl , iirsel ve yorgun kahramanlar ndan birini yaratm t r Ryuji Yorgun, sava may , m cadeleyi b rak p eve kapanan bir Odysseus u kabul etmeyen ocuklar n ld rd Ryuji.Mi ima n n yazd klar m daha kurgu kendi ya am m , yaratt roman karakterleri mi daha ger ek kendisi mi daha bir roman karakteri bir t rl karar veremez insan zellikle son y llar nda samuray k yafetleri ile dola t , etraf na y zlerce m rit toplad ve sonunda t pk bir zamanlar ula lmaz ve yenilmez bir kahraman olarak hayal edilen Ryuji nin ocuklar hayal k r kl na u ratmas gibi, bat ya sadece sava ta de il manen teslim olmu Japonya n n kendini hayal k r kl na u ratmas na, ihanet edilmesine dayanamad ve bir askeri ss basarak nemli bir komutan esir ald , o g n evinden k p sse giderken arabas k z n n gitti i okulun n nden ge erken te, filmlerde h z nl m zi in ald an dedi i rivayet edilir balkondan lkesine ve d nyaya son kez seslendi ve kendisi en az ndan ba ka ocuklar hayal k r kl na u ratmadan k rk d rt ya nda kendi can na k yd Mi ima bir samurayd.Not Bu yaz , yakla k 17 y l nce zmir de art k kapanm olan yerel bir gazetede yay mlanm yaz n n k salt lm halidir.