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— by Hans Rollmann: There are few Japanese authors as well known in the West as Yukio Mishima, so English-language readers might be surprised at how much of his work remains to be translated. His output was mind-boggling: one count puts it at 34 novels, at least 25 collections of short stories, 35 essay collections, and 50 plays. Give or take. And all by the age of 45. He also directed and starred in films and theatre…

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May 21, 2019