Yukio Mishima (三島 由紀夫, Mishima Yukio, January 14, 1925–November 25, 1970) was a Japanese writer, poet, playwright, actor and film director. One of his close friends was Yasunari Kawabata. On November 25, 1970, he tried to make a coup d'état for military force but in vain and killed himself via seppuku.
In 1941, Mishima wrote his first notable story. In Hanazakari no Mori (花ざかりの森, "The Forest in Full Bloom"), he described a feeling that his ancestors lived within him.
Mishima graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1947.
In 1949, he published his first major novel, Confessions of a mask.
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- Confessions of a mask, 1949
- The sound of waves, 1952
- The temple of the golden pavilion by Yukio Mishima, 1956
- The sailor who fell from grace with the sea, 1959
- After the banquet, 1960
- Death in midsummer, and other stories, 1966
- Spring snow, 1968
- Runaway horses, 1969
- The temple of dawn, 1969
- The decay of the angel, 1971
- Yukio Mishima was the writer's name used by Kimitake Hiraoka (平岡 公威, Hiraoka Kimitake)
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Mishima Yukio" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 640.
- Shabecoff, Philip. "Mishima: A Man Torn Between Two Worlds," New York Times. November 26, 1970; retrieved 2012-6-8.
- WorldCat Identities: Mishima, Yukio 1925-1970; retrieved 2012-6-8.
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