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By Yukio Mishima Geoffrey W. Sargent | Comments: ( 338 ) | Date: ( Feb 21, 2020 )

By now, Yukio Mishima s 1925 1970 dramatic demise through an act of seppuku after an inflammatory public speech has become the stuff of literary legend With Patriotism, Mishima was able to give his heartwrenching patriotic idealism an immortal vessel A lieutenant in the Japanese army comes home to his wife and informs her that his closest friends have become mutineersBy now, Yukio Mishima s 1925 1970 dramatic demise through an act of seppuku after an inflammatory public speech has become the stuff of literary legend With Patriotism, Mishima was able to give his heartwrenching patriotic idealism an immortal vessel A lieutenant in the Japanese army comes home to his wife and informs her that his closest friends have become mutineers He and his beautiful loyal wife decide to end their lives together In unwavering detail Mishima describes Shinji and Reiko making love for the last time and the couple s seppuku that follows.


  • Title: Patriotism
  • Author: Yukio Mishima Geoffrey W. Sargent
  • ISBN: 9780811218542
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Yukio Mishima Geoffrey W. Sargent

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.



Comments Patriotism

  • Traveller

    Mishima addressing the troops before withdrawing to commit seppuku.***On the twenty-eighth of February, 1936 (on the third day, that is, of the February 26 Incident), Lieutenant Shinji Takeyama of the Konoe Transport Battalion—profoundly disturbed by the knowledge that his closest colleagues had been with the mutineers from the beginning, and indignant at the imminent prospect of Imperial troops attacking Imperial troops- took his officer’s sword and ceremonially disemboweled himself in the [...]


  • Florencia

    On -ismsIt seems that I had some issues with this novella. And the reasons, as usual, are completely personal and thus, irrelevant to your reading experience.Beyond tradition, beliefs, fear and indignation at the imminent prospect of Imperial troops attacking Imperial troops, I can't find a story breathtakingly infused with romanticism. I can't relate to the concept of patriotism. To a sort of world citizen, the attachment to a portion of land is somewhat feeble. Why I came here, I know not; whe [...]


  • Mike Puma

    First things first—the book, the physical book, has some problems: what appears, to me, as occasionally awkward translation and very unfortunate copy-editing. I wanted to get that off my chest each of those problems bugged me right from the beginning. I soldiered on, but the experience of reading was tainted. ‘Nuff said.It’s almost impossible to say much about Patriotism without spoilers. If you’ve read the title description you know what those are and shouldn’t be surprised by anythin [...]


  • Junta

    The original Japanese title of this novella is 憂国 (yūkoku), for which no English word exists as an equivalent.The primary senses of 憂 are (the state or action of) worrying and being concerned, while secondary senses include (the state or action of) suffering, being ill, sad, reluctant, melancholy and cold. 国 is the kanji for country or nation. 憂国 as a word combines these into the state of being concerned about, and having your thoughts with the (present and future) state of one's co [...]


  • StevenGodin

    "On the twenty-eighth of February 1936 (on the third day, that is, of the February 26 incident), Lieutenant Shinji Takeyama of the Konoe Transport Battalion — profoundly disturbed by the knowledge that his closest colleagues had been with the mutineers from the beginning, and indignant at the imminent prospect of Imperial troops attacking Imperial troops — took his officer’s sword and ceremonially disemboweled himself in the eight-mat room of his private resident in the sixth block of Aoba [...]


  • Nicole~

    The Sino-Japanese tradition was very important to Yukio Mishima (January 14, 1925 – November 25, 1970), who held strong ideals of the militaristic glory days of old Japan. In Patriotism(1960), Mishima uses the love-death theme executing the ancient ritual suicide, viscerally playing it out through a recently married couple. Lieutenant Takeyama returns home following the failed coup d'état of 1936, theNi NI Roku Incident. Rather than follow orders to execute the rebels- his friends, the young [...]


  • Steven

    This story about lieutenant Shinji Takeyama and his young wife, Reiko, who commit suicide together after a mutiny against the Imperial Army, is one of the most harrowing tales I have read. The description of seppuku (ritual suicide by disembowelment) is graphic and visceral, yet lyrical and beautiful; knowing that Mishima himself performed the act in 1970 to end his life adds an eerie layer of significance to the story.


  • jeremy

    how to fairly review a book that one finds well written yet marked by a dubious morality? yukio mishima's patriotism, though seemingly beloved by nearly all others, did not agree with me entirely. other reviews praise this famous tale as the epitome of devotion and romance, though i found it to be rather misogynistic, the very antipathy of love and allegiance (however not lacking in passion). i have never considered misguided adventures into the realms of martyrdom worthy of celebration (especia [...]


  • Trin

    Reading this book is sort of what I’d imagine watching a snuff film would be like. The story is a simple one: a young soldier in ’30s Japan comes home and informs his wife that in order to preserve his honor, he must commit seppuku before the night is through. The wife proves her love and devotion by agreeing to go with him, so they calmly organize their affairs, make love one last time, and then kill themselves. All of this is beautifully, and in fact, lovingly described. Parts of it, espec [...]


  • Jon(athan) Nakapalau

    Mishima shows us the last act of a young officer who decides to commit seppuku. This novella offers insight into the reasoning process that someone about to end their life makes when they decide to die with (their perception of) honor - and foreshadows the tragic act Mishima latter committed.


  • Andrew

    Patriotism, by Yukio Mishima, is a novella centred around themes of love for ones nation, for ones family and Japanese tradition. The story follows Lieutenant Shinji Takeyama and his wife Reiko. Takeyama vows to commit seppuku, ritual suicide by disembowelment, after his friends in the army are implicated in the February 26th Incident (1936), and he is ordered to spearhead a crackdown against them. Torn between love for his friends, and love for his country and Emperor, Takeyama decides to commi [...]


  • Didi

    What an interesting novelette. Striking images all placed on a symbolic backdrop of white and red like the book cover. It was amazing how Mishima takes the reader through a horrible ritual but makes it feel like an art. Disturbing. It's a very quick read. So quick that I read it twice. I kept noticing things everywhere in the text. Review on the blog is up at didibooksenglish.wordpress. Check it out!


  • Tanuj Solanki

    Mishima O Mishima!How is your writing to survive our world increasingly devoid of the notion of honor? Does your soul seethe, or does it merely regret your doings? How are we to give any value to this double suicide? It is better that we don't talk about you.


  • Billy O'Callaghan

    Following a military mutiny, a young, recently married lieutenant gets the job of rounding up the mutineers, many of who happen to be his friends. He discusses the matter with his wife and decides that the only honourable course of action is to commit ritual suicide. His wife, devoted and in love, elects to join him in the act.Yukio Mishima was one of 20th century Japanese literature's most important and influential writers. My first experience of his writing came with the brilliant novel, 'The [...]


  • Gertrude & Victoria

    Patriotism is said to be Mishima's favorite story; there is little doubt it is one of his greatest - sublime in all its nuances, and compelling in its vision of finality. It is a fascinating look into the world of death and eroticism - a rare work of beauty, seduction, and sensuality. How does Mishima create a scene that overwhelms the soul, enslaves the imagination, and draws out - almost beguiles - the perverse desire for the death act?He writes with sweeping power in a style so subtle, yet so [...]


  • D.e. Varni

    Probably the most sensual short story ever written. Although I do not feel it is necessary to have a sexually repressed adolescent read it, I was glad to have discovered Mishima at such a young age. The tale is gripping and pulls the strings of loyalty, honor and tough decisions that follow such stringent moralities, giving insight to ancient Japanese custom and culture as it reverberated down through the generations toward today's confusion in the cross between modernity and tradition. I highly [...]


  • rahul

    OhMishima.


  • Gene

    Not a book your girlfirend should read, unless they like seppiku


  • Shourabh Shekhar

    This book makes you uncomfortable right from the opening line and never loses the tone till the end.The overall story focusses mainly on the act of self-killing by an Army officer and his wife. It opens with the announcement of the death of the couple, reverts back to give their background and proceeds to the act. The emotional investment by the writer in the act of self-killing (Hara Kiri) is like that of a maniac. It must have been pretty agonizing for him to write the story. PS : On more rese [...]


  • Anushree Rastogi

    Yukio Mishima is not just your ordinary writer. He's the badass who makes Hemmingway look like just another guy with a drinking problem. He's the stunning, muscular guy who works out three times a day, a regimen that was not disrupted for the final 15 years of his life and appeared as a photo model in Young Samurai: Bodybuilders of Japan and Otoko: Photo Studies of the Young Japanese Male by Tamotsu Yatō; dressed in a loincloth and armed with a sword, posing in the snow. He's also a movie actor [...]


  • Dhanaraj Rajan

    Two questions: Why did I read? and Why did Mishima write this novella?It is my first of Mishima. In fact I wanted to try out this before venturing into his other works. And now I am just stupefied. A novella that contains one of the powerful beginnings. The novella begins with a first chapter of just two pages in which the reader is already told of the tragedy. And then he narrates the events. The tragedy is always on every page and at the end when it really happens it is unbearable and you chok [...]


  • Kim

    This story makes me wonder if Mishima wasn't just some big jokester, and him committing seppuku was his final prank on the world. I think the biggest mistake people make in regards to Mishima is taking him way too seriously. Who says that he has to kill his friends? He's not even sure if he's going to be ordered to kill them, or if he's going to be leading the unit. So why is he going to kill himself? It surely can't be out of patriotism--or at least our definition of patriotism: "love of one's [...]


  • Rise

    A lurid, blood-curdling "dissection" of suicide. The display of patriotism through suicide must be Mishima's master statement about the pursuit of art to its own end. It celebrates supreme vanity and it negates everything. Don't buy this book. Buy Death in Midsummer and Other Stories where this short story is only one of several masterful stories.


  • Pink

    So good! Oh the writing, I loved it! I'm not sure which translation I read, but it was a free online edition and it was a beautiful, sensual read. Which is kind of weird considering what the story is about.


  • Phil

    This short story is breathtaking. I read it in college and I was brought to tears reading it on the subway.


  • JJ

    This story is absolutely insane.I don't mean to suggest that it is bad per se, and it certainly carries a weight of historical significance when one considers the way that Yukio Mishima chose to die, but regardless, it is quite mad.I don't think it should be considered much of a plot spoiler to say that this is a story about seppuku (it is mentioned on the blurb in fact), and taken in some cultural context, it is easy to see the great honor in this story. Lieutenant Takeyama Shinji, comes home o [...]


  • John Pistelli

    One of the twentieth century's most renowned stories or novellas, Mishima's Patriotism of 1960 narrates the ritual suicide of Lieutenant Takeyama and his wife Reiko following a mutiny in the Japanese Imperial Army in 1936. The lieutenant's friends are the rebellion's leaders, though they have excluded them from their plans, because, he speculates, of his recent marriage to the young Reiko. But Takeyama concludes that he can neither fight against his comrades nor join their rebellion—his last a [...]


  • Satyajeet

    "This must be the very pinnacle of good fortune, he thought. To have every moment of his death observed by those beautiful eyes–it was like being borne to death on a gentle, fragrant breeze"overwhelmingly beautiful, the whole story. relish it here!mutantfrog/patriotism-


  • Ragan Faulkner

    57 pages you will read in 30 minutes and then think about for the next 30 years of your life. Deeply disturbing, yet powerfully beautiful. Full review to come.


  • Shay

    Holy shit


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