Japanese author (1925-1970) whose works remain some of the most significant of the 20th century; he committed ritual suicide to protest the Westernization and military weakness of postwar Japan. Signed book: The Sound of Waves. First UK edition. London: Secker & Warburg, 1957. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.25 x 8, 183 pages. Signed on an opening page in black ink by Yukio Mishima, who signs his name below in Japanese characters.
Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/VG.
Originally published as Shiosai in 1954, The Sound of Waves is a coming-of-age love story that follows a young couple and the various ways they endure the calumny and gossip of the local villagers. The book has spawned five film adaptations and earned Mishima, in 1954, the Shincho Prize from Shinchosha Publishing.
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