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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407053967
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

Thirst for Love




'One of the outstanding writers of the world' New York Times

After the early death of her philandering husband, Etsuko moves into her father-in-law's house, where she numbly submits to the old man's advances. But soon she finds herself in love with the young servant Saburo. Tormented by his indifference, yet invigorated by her desire, she makes her move, with catastrophic consequences.

  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407053967
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 208

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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