9780811228428-0811228428-Star

Star

ISBN-13: 9780811228428
ISBN-10: 0811228428
Edition: Reprint
Author: Mishima, Yukio
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: New Directions
Format: Paperback 96 pages
FREE shipping on ALL orders

Book details

ISBN-13: 9780811228428
ISBN-10: 0811228428
Edition: Reprint
Author: Mishima, Yukio
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: New Directions
Format: Paperback 96 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Mishima, Yukio wrote Star comprising 96 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0811228428 and 9780811228428. Since then Star textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.46 or rent at the marketplace.

Description

For the first time in English, a glittering novella about stardom from “one of the greatest avant-garde Japanese writers of the twentieth century” (Judith Thurman, The New Yorker)

Winner of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature

All eyes are on Rikio. And he likes it, mostly. His fans cheer, 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?

Rate this book Rate this book

We would LOVE it if you could help us and other readers by reviewing the book