Wed, Sep 27|
Japan Society of Boston Book Club
Do you love Japanese literature? The JSB Book Club will be meeting to discuss Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima.
Time & Location
Sep 27, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
About the event
Do you love Japanese literature? The JSB Book Club will be meeting to discuss Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima, a must-read classic of modern Japanese fiction. In this month's book, our semi-autobiographical protagonist struggles with his sexuality behind a mask of propriety in post-war Japan.
Confessions of a Mask was Mashima's second novel that launched him to national fame when he was only in his early twenties, later on Mishima was the first celebrity to be described as a "superstar" (スーパースター) by Japanese media. Famous for his work as a poet, playwright, actor, model, Shintoist, nationalist, and for committing seppuku, Mishima is considered one of the most important writers of the 20th century.