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The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
by Yukio Mishima | Literature & Fiction
Registered by freezone of Boston, Massachusetts USA on 6/19/2015
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Azuki): travelling


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2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by freezone from Boston, Massachusetts USA on Friday, June 19, 2015

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Journal Entry 2 by freezone at Book box in -- wild in the usa, -- Wild Released somewhere in USA -- USA on Friday, January 06, 2017

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Released 1 yr ago (1/6/2017 UTC) at Book box in -- wild in the usa, -- Wild Released somewhere in USA -- USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

not certain, but think I put this into one of my recent book boxes, and forgot to track it here. Hope you find it and enjoy. It's definitely a worthwhile book, very unique. Actually, strange, and beautifully written. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Thursday, October 12, 2017

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Picking this up for the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge: a classics written by a person of color. (BTW I totally don't like Book Riot's choice of word. White is a color too, unless you can call one a colorless person, it's just a spot on the color spectrum like all colors. I was planning to use A Hundred Years of Solitude for this category, but then one look at Gabriel García Márquez's photo and I think he looks too white. I suspect he'd be infuriated to be called a person of color. And turns out there is a long discussion on GoodReads about whether he's white or not.)

Sorry for the long digress but anyway, book is here.  


Journal Entry 4 by freezone at Boston, Massachusetts USA on Friday, October 13, 2017

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I think this book will provide lots of food for thought seen through the lens as a person of color. Mishima writes from half inside/half outside mainstream Japanese culture, it seems to me. And he meditates a lot on what it means to be Japanese, even if not very explicitly.

Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 5 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Friday, November 03, 2017

7 out of 10

A rather disturbing tale, though I have to admit that it's woven with beautiful imagery and keen observation. On the cover it says "a novel of the homicidal hysteria that lies latent in the Japanese character" though I feel that this dark streak runs more universally in human being, not just Japanese. I can easily see this story taking place in another country, with a easy change of name and location and minor details. Maybe less empathsis on death and glory, which afterall is a Japanese obsession.

Thanks Freezone for sharing this.  


Journal Entry 6 by wingAzukiwing at Moov Hotel Porto Centro in Porto - City, Porto Portugal on Friday, November 03, 2017

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Released 6 mos ago (11/3/2017 UTC) at Moov Hotel Porto Centro in Porto - City, Porto Portugal

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Glad to find a book exchange at this hotel, so I can leave my finished books here for the next reader, without worry that they will get thrown out!

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