Mishima’s The Frolic of the Beasts

Here is the very excellent Damian Flanagan’s report on Andrew Clare’s recently published (first) English translation of The Frolic of the Beasts. Today marks the death of Mishima. (For those who have yet to discover Mishima, beware! There is a lot of maleducated journalistic tripe out there).

For a high-profile author like Mishima, it’s surprising how many important novels still await English translation; “Sunken Waterfall,” “Kyoko’s House” and “Beautiful Star” are just three examples of fascinating major literary novels by Mishima that have yet to be published in English, not to mention his hugely popular “entertainment” novels such as “The Wavering Virtue.”