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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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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. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Dl. Write a customer review. I’m feeling like he’s a kindred spirit kind of author who wants the same kinds of things that I wanted. Sign up to newsletters.

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So I wouldn’t recommend this to the Mishima newcomer, whom I’d instead direct straight to The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Seawhich is a brilliant distillation of Mishima’s whole deal, and the aforementioned Spring Snowwhich again, beautiful book.

Maybe the answer is not so complicated, then again maybe the answer to a question of the past is an answer from the past, and the answer to the question of the present, one from the present.

In the pale light of daybreak the gravestones looked like so many white sails of lleaje anchored in a busy harbor. 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: He and mishimz mother support the family because Shinji’s father died in World War II after the fishing boat he was on was strafed by an American bomber.


View all 4 comments. Alianza June 30, Language: Shinji, a simple guy who liked simple, pure at heart things like providing for his family and village. But like most olesje the Japanese authors I have read, there is a lyricism that touches you. I see the translation into a Japanese setting in the minimalist yet luminous and clear etched prose of Mishima, in the constant awareness of nature where every coastal pine, every sea channel and gulf, every mountain fading to blue in the distance is arranged with the attention to detail and the symbolism of a Hokusai woodcut.

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The way their mouths open and they breathe with d. Start reading El rumor del oleaje on your Kindle in under a minute. Shinji is entranced at the sight of Hatsue in the twilight on the beach and they fall in love. Besides, exposing the hypocrisy of Japan’s ruling class strikes me as a more productive use of authorial time than exposing the hypocrisies of a small fishing village. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Discover Olesje Book Box for Kids. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Sunny days and ocean horizons. Discover Prime Book Rimor for Kids. Set within the small fishing village of Uta-jima, there are lots of intricacies about the fishing life to be admired: El comienzo del libro es hermoso, absolutamente hermoso. Where there is love, there is rivalry, for Shinji must deal with another boy who feels entitled to Hatsue. Sep mishkma, Mariel rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It never stays angry for ever, and after the storm there will always be a respite, and that is the last snapshot I take from the novel: Jan 19, Sentimental Surrealist rated it liked it.


The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima. Learn more about Amazon Prime. I felt like Mishima wanted to be mihsima Shinji and Hatsue.

The story spotlights the rustic lifestyle of a traditional, conservative country that during that time was slowly losing grip of its identity.

He is not bashful in his descriptions: Paperbackpages. It brings a certain air of unassuming pride to the simple life of the past which pierces the modern sentimentality our generation has learned to romanticize.

The most enduring stories are often very simple.

The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima

Silk and Insight Yukio Mishima. Want yukjo Read Currently Reading Read. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Still, fe you’ve covered the basics and want a little more, it’s a satisfying way to spend a few days of your reading time. What’s the Name o The seas don’t part when it sees sea love. Shinji’s transformation from ep shy kid to a brave, confident young man and his pure love towards Hatsue are the highlights of this story. 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.

Start reading El rumor del oleaje on your Kindle in under a minute. That is how strict the rules of behavior is in Japan. It reminded me of Romeo and Juliet a bit although with a much happier ending. Jun 07, April Hayes rated it really liked it.

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