The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea 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 br

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 loThe 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.

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  1. Yukio Mishima is the pen name of Kimitake Hiraoka who was a Japanese author, poet and playwright, famous for both his highly notable post war writings and the circumstances of his ritual suicide by seppuku Mishima wrote 40 novels, 18 plays, 20 books of short stories, and at least 20 books of essays, one libretto, as well as one film A large portion of this oeuvre comprises books written quickly for profit, but even if these are disregarded, a substantial body of work remains.He was recognized as one of the most important post war stylists of the Japanese language.

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  1. 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 sai [...]


  2. THE SAILOR THE GLORYGlory, 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 sa [...]


  3. The titleThe Sailor Who Fell from Grace With the Seais a poetic rendering of the Japanese, , literally Afternoon s Towing The English translation is done much in the spirit ofRemembrance 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 [...]


  4. 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 istemsizc [...]


  5. It must be me, not him Had the author been anyone other than Mishima, I would have abandoned this novel immediately after view spoiler the intentional, cruel murder and mutilation of a kitten hide spoiler But instead I continued and finished it and wish I could recover my time Heresy, I understand See my GR friend, Algernon s, review at this link He captures my thoughts precisely review show


  6. The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea is a very short novel, but it does not feel hurried It is deeply sensitive, immersive and introspective The writing is disturbing, filled with subtle metaphors of hidden significance The novel is an exploration of masculinity, and a coming to terms with the varied and often contradictory expectations of manhood It makes no assertions the implications of the story and its powerful ending are left for the reader to ponder.I am intrigued by Mishima s life [...]


  7. Nunca hab a le do a Mishima, pero aqu en 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 s [...]


  8. 7 10 It is a generally accepted fact that teenagers are weird, all over the world, and all over the ages Somehow, Japanese teenagers manage to be ten time weirder than the norm, and 13 years old Noboru is a prime example He never cried, not even in his dreams, for hard heartedness was a point of pride A large iron anchor withstanding the corrosion of the sea and scornful of the barnacles and oysters that harass the hulls of ships, sinking polished and indifferent through heaps of broken glass, t [...]



  9. This is one of Mishima s shorter stories but it is so beautifully and heartbreakingly written that you almost wish it would be longer My no spoiler rule prevents me from giving you any details but if you loved The Old Man and the Sea and want to read a Japanese variation on the sea tragedy that is also a psychological study, you will love this one The Mishima universe is a wonderful one to explore and this is a great place to start.


  10. Knowing the story of Yukuio Mishima s life, and its tragic end, leads the reader of this novel into some dark parts of the author s mind The characters in this novel are thinly veiled allegorical figures of Mishima s world view his distaste for Western influences on Japan, his need for rigorous fastidiousness in his personal life, his desire to see Japan return to its ultra conservative glory of yesteryear Mishima was so consumed with this vision that he staged a failed coup attempt in 1970 and [...]


  11. Deh etin bu kadar romantik bu kadar duygusal n belki de ilk defa okudum o kadar naif bir anlatim o kadar berrak ve sade ama bir o kadar da ba d nd r c Muazzam bir eser.


  12. HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION If I were an amoeba, he thought, with an infinitesimal body, I could defeat ugliness A man isn t tiny or giant enough to defeat anything Ryuji, the emasculated sailor in Mishima s great novel, thinks such thoughts on long sea voyages, standing watch on deck his only friends being the stars His vague notions of glory that something great awaits him at the next port allow him to avoid his sense of powerlessness and the reality of his aimlessness His idea of romantic completi [...]




  13. The problem with expressing a lack of appreciation for transgressive material is the underlying assumption that such an expression is evidence of weakness Weak stomach, weak nerves, a weak anything that explains why a tolerance for violence is not ready and willing No one calls someone weak for proclaiming a dislike for the romance genre, so prominent in society is the disdain for the potential creation of bonds of empathy between strangers I find the contrast interesting enough to keep it in mi [...]


  14. Kitab imdi bitirdim ve bu edebiyat sarho lu u ge meden i eri e konuya dair yorum yapmak niyetinde de ilim.Hayat mda okudu um en g zel veda tasviri san r m bu kitapdayd syf 79 Hayat hakk nda hi bir ey bilmeseniz dahi, sadece bu kitab okuyarak, bamba ka bir t rden bir adamla kar kar ya geldi inizi anlayacaks n zd r.Ve bu adam duygu durumlar aktar rken dili ylesine g zel, ylesine zg n, ylesine hayranl k verici kullan yor ki ba ka birisince ba ka kelime dizili leriyle dile getirilse asla kabul edeme [...]


  15. Quanto amaro il sapore della gloriaIn questo romanzo Mishima ci presenta tre protagonisti una ancor giovane vedova, il figlio tredicenne e un Ufficiale di Marina.La storia segue due linee l a fra i due adulti le vicende del ragazzo e del suo inquietante gruppo di amici Nello svolgimento dei fatti, i due percorsi hanno pi momenti di contatto, uno dei quali determinante nella trama del racconto giapponese.Mi soffermo in particolare sulla figura dell adolescente con relativo gruppetto di coetanei.P [...]


  16. Tan ma kitab olarak yerinde bir tercih midir bilemem, benim i in isabetli oldu o ayr Yazar n di er kitaplar n okumak i in sab rs zlan yorum diyebilirim Gelelim kitaba Bir insan n kurdu u i d nyas n ve hayallerini bilemezsiniz Esasen hi bilemeyece iniz bir eyleri y kmakta usta da olabilirsiniz stelik bunu kendi hayalleriniz ve tercihlerinizle yapars n z Peki ya bunlar sizin de sonunuz olursa ok s rad , beklenmedik ve tad damakta kalan bir eser.Kitaba dair tek kelime s yle dense, deh etli derim De [...]


  17. Considero que El marino que perdi la gracia del mar se queda a mitad de camino Lo que puede llegar a parecer una especie de tragedia griega termina siendo m s precisamente una mezcla de distintos hilos narrativos con tintes rom nticos Me ha gustado mucho el tratamiento de Mishima en cuanto al Jap n de la posguerra, derrotado y con anhelos de viejas glorias, y el contraste del deseo y el fracaso, muy bien expuesto a trav s de la relaci n entre la tierra y el mar De todas formas, el romance no me [...]


  18. nsana ait t m duygular , kmazlar ve karanl bu kadar iirsel anlat mla keskin bir ekilde sonland rmak, ger ekten sadece Mi imaya zg bir kalem ustal gibi duruyor.


  19. Simple and wicked Wicked How about violently inevitable Like a ritual the outcome is preordained and known, but for those who fall under its spell there is no loss of power A brutal vision wedded to a dreaminess a clear sightedness goggled by fantasy blurs an adolescent sexual awakening derailed into murder This is one sexy bludgeon of a book, like a geisha sporting top of the line brass knuckles.


  20. Po svim merilima jak roman A ja sumnjao posle prvog susreta sa Mi imom Ne znam ta no ni ega ba da se dohvatim ovde Da li slave, da li grupice de aka koji misle da su pametniji od sveta Da li sna ne romanse, da li prirode mu kosti Otre njuju eg kraja Puno toga ima za knjigu od stotinak stranica, a opet ni u jednom trenutku se ne oseti nikakva urba Ali na mikroprimeru romanse uvek me impresionira kada neko uspe da na circa dvadeset stranica bavljenja temom ostvari autenti nost koja nekim piscima b [...]


  21. Like some baroque poisoned confection, a massive slice of dense chocolate cake, rich to the border of nausea, decked out with delicately overwrought sugar flowers and decorative drips and curlicues of livid icing laced with arsenic That s the style here enjoyably, beautifully overwritten in chokingly heavy prose, but riddled with dark portents and pockets of caustic nihilism It d be ridiculous if it weren t so serious, laughable if not so compelling It s good I m having a hard time judging its a [...]


  22. Captivating writing although I had minor problems with the content A widow takes her teenage son on a ship visit he is crazy about ships She hits it off with the 2nd Officer and they are soon an item The son is part of a nerdy gang from school Initially he is in awe of the officer but soon things take a dark turn So what about the content didn t I like Firstly, the group of 13 year old teenagers is rather annoying There is a lot of facile talk about life, fathers, etc filled with silly concepts [...]


  23. A very wicked book of sorts, but also a great book on children and how they think Which is kind of devilish on my part to say but Mishima captures the kids view of something very grown up The book is very textural in that it is about a lonely woman s erotic impulses as well as her child picking that aspect of her personality or sensuality Essential book in the Mishima world.


  24. Argh Okay, so I ve been agonizing since finishing this book about how many stars to grant it What should the stars mean Do they stand for how good I think a book is Or do they signify how much I enjoyed reading it I think this is a three point fiver for me, really Argh It s so tough to say.This book contained a great deal of five star material While there were several words and phrases that really jarred, these could have been clunky translation glitches, and in general the language and descript [...]


  25. I didn t quite finish it, actually, I got to page 165 But I was so revolted by what was evidently going to happen next that I refused to read further.Fusako Kuroda, a successful business woman, has been a widow for 5 years By chance when visiting his ship with her 13 year old son Noboru, she meets Ryuji Tsukazaki the Second Mate She invites him to dinner, one thing leads to another as it does , they fall in love and he decides to abandon his life on the sea in order to marry her So far so normal [...]


  26. Aunque no est catalogada como tal, yo la considero una novela de terror El protagonista, Noboru, es un adolescente hu rfano de padre que se rebela contra su madre y no le perdona que ella rehaga su vida junto a un marinero Si est solo, Noboru es inofensivo pero cuando se junta con su pandilla se pliega a las rdenes del l der del grupo, un psic pata lleno de resentimiento contra los adultos El discurso del l der cala en Noboru y termina convenci ndose de que su madre le desprecia Su amargo sentim [...]


  27. I gave this one 2,5 stars It was heavy on symbolism and extreme and utopian in it ideals on glory and honour I didn t love it but it s certainly unforgettable in plot The thing it really has going for it is Mishima s writing, which is precise, calculating, and incisive I would suggest starting with Patriotism for new readers of Mishima.


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