The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea – Yukio Mishima (1966) (1st ed)

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The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea – Yukio Mishima (1966) (1st ed)

S$74.00

Title: The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

Author: Yukio Mishima, John Nathan (trans)

Publisher: Secker & Warburg, London. First UK edition.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Good. Inscription to ffep, corners for first 2 blank pages sliced away. Binding tight, text clean.

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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 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.