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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407053103
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

After The Banquet




An acute psychological portrait of a marriage where lofty traditions clash with appetite and ambition

For years Kazu has run her fashionable restaurant with a combination of charm and shrewdness. But when the she falls in love with one of her clients, an aristocratic retired politician, she renounces her business in order to become his wife. But it is not so easy to renounce her independent spirit, and eventually Kazu must choose between her marriage and the demands of her irrepressible vitality. After the Banquet is a magnificent portrait of political and domestic warfare.

  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407053103
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the author

Yukio Mishima

Yukio Mishima was born in 1925 in Tokyo, and is considered one of the Japan's most important writers. His books broke social boundaries and taboos at a time when Japan found itself in a state of rapid social change. His interests, besides writing, included body-building, acting and practising as a Samurai. In 1970 he attempted to start a military coup, which failed. Upon realizing this, Mishima performed seppuku, a ritual suicide, upon himself. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature three times.

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