The Resource Star, by Yukio Mishima ; translated by Sam Bett

Star, by Yukio Mishima ; translated by Sam Bett

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Star
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Star
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by Yukio Mishima ; translated by Sam Bett
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Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
All eyes are upon Rikio. And he likes it, mostly. His fans cheer from a roped-off section, screaming and yelling to attract his attention--they would kill for a moment alone with him. Finally the director sets up the shot, the camera begins to roll, someone yells "action"; Rikio, for a moment, transforms into another being, a hardened young yakuza, but as soon as the shot is finished, he slumps back into his own anxieties and obsessions. Being a star, constantly performing, being watched and scrutinized as if under a microscope, is often a drag. But so is life. Written shortly after Yukio Mishima himself had acted in the film "Afraid to Die," this novella is a rich and unflinching psychological portrait of a celebrity coming apart at the seams. With exquisite, vivid prose, Star begs the question: is there any escape from how we are seen by others?
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DLC
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1925-1970
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Mishima, Yukio
Dewey number
895.63/5
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL833.I7
LC item number
S8813 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1986-
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Bett, Sam
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fame
  • Actors
  • Social perception
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Star, by Yukio Mishima ; translated by Sam Bett
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1042352043
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
94 pages
Isbn
9780811228428
Lccn
2018039772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1042352043
Label
Star, by Yukio Mishima ; translated by Sam Bett
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1042352043
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
94 pages
Isbn
9780811228428
Lccn
2018039772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1042352043

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