The Temple of the Golden PavilionBook - 1994
Because of the boyhood trauma of seeing his mother make love to another man in the presence of his dying father, Mizoguchi becomes a hopeless stutterer. Taunted by his schoolmates, he feels utterly alone until he becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto. He quickly becomes obsessed with the beauty of the temple. Even when tempted by a friend into exploring the geisha district, he cannot escape its image. In the novel's soaring climax, he tries desperately to free himself from his fixation.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1994, c1959.
Edition: First Vintage International edition
Branch Call Number: MISHIMA
Characteristics: xix, 262 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.