What are the best books by Yukio Mishima?

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    #1Confessions of a Mask

    Confessions of a Mask

    Confessions of a Mask is a fiction novel written by Yukio Mishima. This book's original title was Kamen no Kokuhaku and it was first published in 1949. The English translated version was published by New Directions Publishing.

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    Carol Medina
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Looks pretty good! I like this and I think it is one of the best by this person."
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    #2Forbidden Colors

    Forbidden Colors

    Forbidden Colors is a fiction novel written by Yukio Mishima. This book's original title was Kinjiki and it was first published in 1951. The English translated version was published by Alfred A. Knopf.

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    Jack Yi
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I have trouble getting into native Asian novels but the translation was really good with this one. Interesting characters and a very original story. Good read for me."
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    #3The Sound of the Waves

    The Sound of the Waves

    The Sound of the Waves is a speculative fiction novel written by Yukio Mishima. This book's original title was Shiosai and it was first published in 1954. The English translated version was published by Vintage Books.

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    Charlotte Ding
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I think the sound of the waves is not his best work since he became famous for other more famous and recognized works such as Confessions of a Mask in 1949 and another great success as Thirst for Love in 1950 so I think the sound of waves It is not the solution."
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    #4Runaway Horses

    Runaway Horses

    Runaway Horses is a fiction novel written by Yukio Mishima. This book's original title was Honba and it was first published in 1969. It has an English version translated by Michael Gallagher.

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    Christian Munoz
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "A lovely book. This one is well executed, paced correctly and generally a entertaining read that's difficult to put down at times! If you love Yukio, then you'll adore this book as well."
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    #5The 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 is Yukio Mishima's depiction of teenage angst and rebellion against the ideal adult life, and how their emotions can lead them to make terrible choices with irreparable consequences. 
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    Ridhi Pawar
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Excellent book about the realism of life. My teen may not be listening to me when I repeat these valuable life lessons, but this book gets the message across. "
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    #6Sun and Steel

    Sun and Steel

    Sun and Steel: Art, Action and Ritual Death is an autobiographical novel written by Yukio Mishima. This book was originally published in October 1968. It has an English version translated by John Bester.

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    Will Xu
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This is one of the best Yukio Mishima books. He is very to the subject and his views may be extreme but it is a fascinating read."
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    #7Silk and Insight

    Silk and Insight

    Silk and Insight is a fiction novel written by Yukio Mishima. This book was originally published in October 1964 by Routledge. It has an English version translated by Hiroaki Sato.

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    Joan Peterson
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Silk and Insight is a lovely book, and one of the best books written by Yukio Mishima, deep, insightful, and beautiful. The translation is excellent too. If you're looking for a good piece of fiction, expand your horizons and grab a copy of Silk and Insight. It is a pleasurable read."
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    #8My Friend Hitler

    My Friend Hitler

    My Friend Hitler is a fiction and drama play written by Yukio Mishima. This book was originally published in December 1968. It has an English version published by the Columbia University Press.

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    Andrea Rivera
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "An intriguing publication of the well known Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima's plays, which where performed during his lifetime."
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    #9Acts of Worship: Seven Stories

    Acts of Worship: Seven Stories

    Acts of Worship: Seven Stories is a fiction novel written by Yukio Mishima. This book was originally published in September 2002 by Kodansha USA. It is a collection of stories ever written by Mishima - an award-winning author and playwright.

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    Brian Allen
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This is a collection of short stories by Yukio Mishima. I am a huge fan of his novels but his short stories have a little different feel to them. I still really enjoyed this book but I think his novels are a little better."
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    #10Madame de Sade

    Madame de Sade

    Madame de Sade is a stage play written by Yukio Mishima. This book was originally published in November 1976 by the Gallimard. It has an English version translated by Donald Keene.

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    Jack Lawrence
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "It is not one of her best works, but it is worth a read still. This book in particular is a stage play originally published in 1976. If you don't want the French version, preferring instead to read it in English, look for the version written by Donald Keene. It loses some of its magic, but it still holds up."

Summary

Best What are the best books by Yukio Mishima
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Confessions of a MaskBooks 21 Paid
2Forbidden ColorsBooks 18 Paid
3The Sound of the WavesBooks 16 Paid
4Runaway HorsesBooks 15 Paid
5The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the SeaBooks 15 Paid
6Sun and SteelBooks 13 Paid
7Silk and InsightBooks 11 Paid
8My Friend HitlerBooks 10 Paid
9Acts of Worship: Seven StoriesBooks 9 Paid
10Madame de SadeBooks 7 Paid
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