The Sound of Waves (潮騒, Shiosai) is a novel by the Japanese author Yukio Mishima. It is a coming-of-age story of the protagonist Shinji and his romance. «Oyó el rumor del oleaje que rompía en la orilla, y fue como si su sangre joven Es el primer libro que leo de Yukio Mishima –aunque no será el último– y sólo. El rumor del oleaje (El Libro De Bolsillo – Bibliotecas De Autor – Biblioteca Mishima). Published October 26th by Alianza Editorial. Kindle Edition, .

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Also, the Japanese live in a society, if one commits an act that is disrespectful even though might seem like a trivial act to an outsider, it can have dire consequences on not only the perpetrator of the act but the perpetrator’s entire family.

Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Judging merely by the skin, there seemed to be no particular indication of any sensitivity. Is this a book with good content? Also, these Vintage editions are just gorgeous. They live on a small island in the picturesque Gulf of Ise, their daily lives following a pattern set down since ancient times by the misyima of the moon and the turning of the seasons.

There is a strong lyrical sense and metaphor in the novel and an untainted natural environment, but it reminds me more of the Italian neorealism in cinema, of Passolini, Fellini, Rossellini and Visconti, with their amateur actors and their working class poetry.

Xe reading El rumor del oleaje on your Kindle in under a minute. Get to Know Us. Which makes sense, because this book at its worst is some amateur-hour shit from a novelist who had already produced at least one solid novel Confessions of a Mask and would go onto write some seriously great ones.


We know, of course, that Yukio Mishim This is the incongruity between happiness and sadness. Racconti e romanzi Yukio Mishima. View all 9 comments. Still, what Mishima does well, he does very fucking well. Share your thoughts with other customers. The moral codes and traditions of those before us, no matter how backward and revolting to our modern sensibilities, have played a guiding hand to the fruition of our current circumstances. View all 5 comments. Get to Know Us. Yr protagonists, Shinji and Hatsue, are kinda yr basic Mishima protagonists, and unfortunately there’s no one as fascinating as the Sea of Fertility tetralogy’s Honda to complicate their relationship and push things along.

Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Shinji, a simple guy who liked simple, pure at heart things like providing for his family and village.

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The Sound of Waves

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Past tense, I mean. I also have a vague feeling that Mishima intended Spring Snowwhich might be his masterpiece and if not is really fucking close I’m utterly enthralled by Runaway Horseswhich I interpret as one of literature’s all-time most brutal self-portraits, but Spring Snow is often absolutely beautifulwas a second go at this. Their gossip mongerer is a young woman named Chiyoko. Set in a remote fishing village in Japan, The Sound of Waves is a timeless story of first love.

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I have only one example of the imagery that charmed me in the novel, from a visit Shinji and his mother make to the local cemetery: These overused instructions, no matter how ancient, are worth paying attention to, if not out of applicability then out of reverence. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. When Chiyoko, the daughter of the Lighthouse-Keeper and his wife, returns from studying at a university in Tokyo, she is disappointed to discover Shinji, whom she has affections for, has fallen in love with someone else. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. From then until his death he continued to publish novels, short stories, and plays each year.


El comienzo del libro es hermoso, absolutamente hermoso. Yyukio outside, bitter and another taste can make it bearable. At the surface a heart wrenching story of impossible love but on a deeper layer also a melancholy cry against the encroachment of the modern western world to the simple life of rural Japan.

He lacked the destructive personality and anti-authority sentiments of a Mishima protagonist. Don’t have a Kindle? Acts of Worship Yukio Mishima. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Retrieved from ” https: For the whole of the last two chapters, it seems that Mishima had written himself i The weakest dl in the Mishima canon that I’ve read so far. He will refill the bucket and carry it down the stone steps for her, and Hatsue must not tell anyone he was trying to rape her.

The boats’ anchors had been thrust so deeply into the dark earth that they could never again be raised.

This was an endearing book about how a boy meets a girl. I find the last line rather confusing.

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But what I do know is that these little nuggets of wisdom have tided generations of our ancestors into the safe and prosperous shores of simple satisfaction.