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Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused jApart are selfish and insecure andealous It is implied that both of them have been tainted by spending too much time on the mainland Chiyoko at university in Tokyo and Yasuo in seaside towns where he takes care of his father s at university in Tokyo and Yasuo in seaside towns where he takes care of his father s business The contrast between tradition and emancipation may reflect Mishima s own conservative political views although this is one of his early novels and I understand that the far right drift manifested itself later in the author s career One of his other signature touches is the fascination with suicide present here in the young Chiyoko storyline and argued as a valid way to restore honour after making a mistakeI have used the world pastoral earlier but I believe it is misleading There is a strong lyrical sense and metaphor in the novel and an untainted natural environment but it reminds me of the Italian neorealism in cinema of Passolini Fellini Rossellini and Visconti with their amateur actors and their working class poetry 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 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 In the pale light of daybreak the gravestones looked like so many white sails of boats anchored in a busy harbor They were sails that would never again be filled with wind sails that too long unused and heavily dropping had been turned into stone ust as they were The boats anchors had been thrust so deeply into the dark earth that they could never again be raised Of all the metaphors in the novel the strongest one by far is the one in the title the sea is ever present taking the role of the Greek chorus from the ancient plays always singing in the background marking the passage of time and the inner turmoil of the characters to the rhythm of the waves breaking powerfuly on the island s promontories There is no place on the small island to hide away from their constant rumbling they follow Shinji even when he goes away on a voyage to prove his manhood when a voyage to prove his manhood when sea rises up like an angry god and punishes the mortals by unleashing a hurricane The sea is also constant in its inconstancy always ch The first couple of times I read Mishima he left me feeling a little cold and I wasn t in any rush to return to him But return to him I did after picking up this in a charity bookstore recently And this simple tale of boy meets girl easily eclipsed the other Mishima books I d read It is in all intents and purposes a little work of art that captures the purity of love and candor of youthful desire beautifully He handles his story is a maturely and realistic conceived way that never pushes the novel into soppy and melodramatic territory The Sound of Waves takes place in a small Japanese coastline community Uta ima Island that is rocky "wooded and agriculturally barren The men are fishermen naturally especially for octopus and the women are skin divers after "and agriculturally barren The men are fishermen naturally especially for octopus and the women are skin divers after and marine snails Shinji is a young chap who is manly in his ways and a hard worker on the fishing boats He is also smitten with love for the young girl Hatsue daughter of the island s wealthiest most formidable man Terukichi Miyata a ship owner Hatsue returns Shinji s love but as gossip spreads their meetings must be remain clandestine as her father has her lined up to marry Yasuo a cocky so and so who doesn t deserve her love After Shinji proves his worth on a shipping voyage which turns out to be a kind of test Mishima dishes out a most satisfying finale that would warm even the coldest soul Mishima has the craftsman s touch to evoke all the pictorial and dramatic ramifications of his setting which is a character in itself throughout and plays a key role in how this blossoming relationship prevails The result is a work that carries us deeply into the lives and personalities of people who are as closely bonded to the sea as they are to each other It was simply a wise radiant and lovely piece of storytelling. On the beach and they fall in love When the villagers' gossip threatens to divide them Shinji must risk his life to prove his wor. .
Ma deals with universal truths but the novel is set "In Very Concrete Time And Place In Contemporary Japan On "very concrete time and place in contemporary Japan on tiny island called Uta Coming Out of Communism jima Song Island the inspiration was a real island Kami shima in Ise Bay I enjoyed the local colour the descriptions of the villagers their homes customs clothes food relationships The existence of Shinji and Hatsue their families and friends is based on the sea It feeds the villagers gives them almost everything they need not only work but also aesthetic pleasure No wonder in some languages for example in Italian there is only one letter difference between the words sea mare and mother madre The sea it only brings the good and right things that the island needs and keeps the good and right things we already have here In spite of appearances the life on Utaima is not carefree history stretched its claws to this remote place also Shinji s father was killed during the World War II like many other local men people struggle with poverty worry about the disturbing news of the war in KoreaKami shima SourceAlthough the plot steadily follows the classic love story plot pattern the dynamics of the novel is based on the sea the way the waves change from placid and undisturbed regular and peaceful as though the sea were breathing in healthy slumber to stormy ones typhoon included They are like an accompaniment to the characters emotions and desires The boy felt a consummate accord between himself and this opulence of nature that surrounded him He inhaled deeply and it was as though a part of the unseen something that constitutes nature had permeated the core of his being He heard the sound of the waves striking the shore and it was as though the surging of his young blood was keeping time with the movement of the sea s great tides The waves may also symbolize the passing of time and transience of our yearningsDespite the foreseeability of the plot another problem that bothered me was the explicit clear cut moral of the story given on a tray highlighted by Terukichi s explanation Frankly speaking I prefer to be given independence by the author It seems to me that a pinch of ambiguity would have made this novel even better The Sound of Waves truly mesmerized me and after having read the last sentence I felt like telling the author see you soon not goodbye I already know that this novel is not typical for Yukio Mishima but I Ways of Knowing About Birth just can t wait to explore his other works And I have a strong feeling that the best is yet to comeTorii Kotondo Combing the Hair 1933 You must remember thisA kiss is still a kissA sigh isust a sighThe fundamental things applyAs time goes by The most enduring stories are often very simple Boy meets girl they like each other the world conspires to drive them apart they remain faithful to each other and in the end they may be reunited or forever alone His name is Shinji her name is Hatsue but for most of the book they are referred to As The Boy And The Girl The the boy and the girl The is a poor fisherman whose father has been killed in the war and now he has to work to support his mother and little brother The girl is a pearl diver who has been recalled home by her rich father after being sent for adoption a long time ago They live on a small island in the picturesue Gulf of Ise their daily lives following a pattern set down since ancient times by the phases of THE MOON AND THE TURNING OF moon and the turning of seasons Few of them are aware or care about the modern times and the sophistication of the mainland Japan Their lives are complete in their traditions and routines and their ambitions are narrow a boat a house children to carry on honouring the ancestors and the family nameThe author uotes as his source of inspiration a visit to Greece and the history of Daphnys and Chloe the same legend that has inspired in XVI century France the popular Arcadian or Pastoral poetry and pageants Instead of shepherds and shepherdesses Mishima chooses fishermen and pearl divers but the basic premise of innocence and purity being threatened by envious modernists civilization as the enemy is present here While Shinji and Hatsue are presented as either unaware or immune to the temptations of carnal love Chiyoko and Yasuo the two youngsters who are responsible for driving them. And Hatsue the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the village Shinji is entranced at the sight of Hatsue in the twilight. This was an endearing book about how a "boy meets a girl it reminded me of "meets a girl It reminded me of and Juliet a bit although with a much happier ending Kinda BR with Lau and Shii P But the strange way in which love can torture the heart with desire was no longer a novel thing for him Mishima was a peculiar author and his uniueness is reflected in Shinji and Hatsue s love story You can expect Mishima s commitment to the island with detailed aesthetic descriptions ust as much as to breasts and tanning Star crossed lovers are often fated and forced to chose between life and love so I thought I knew what to expect from The Sound of Waves What I was not expecting was to fall in love with the islanders Mishima illustrates the daily life of the diving women the men relaxing at the bath house and the meetings of the Young Men s Association with such an ease Every single chapter is a little piece of a beautiful picture perfectly paintedShinji s transformation from a shy kid to a brave confident young man and his pure love towards Hatsue are the highlights of this story With unpretentious charm The Sound of Waves is a simple yet entrancing thing Please please don t give up hope please keep on fighting FROM HEALTHY SLUMBER TO TYPHOON When anxious uneasy and bad thoughts come I go to the sea and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds cleanses me with its noise and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused Rainer Maria RilkeMy city Lublin is situated than six hundred kilometres from the sea but thanks to Yukio Mishima and The Sound of Waves 1954 I could absorb it With All My Senses Not Only Imagine all my senses Not only imagine but almost feel the salty taste on my tongue and the sea breeze on my face Not ust the sound of waves as the title suggests but also their view scent flavour and gentle touch I read this novel last spring when no travelling was possible because of the pandemic so I owe a lot to the authorI am also grateful for the delight I felt while reading this book Mishima s prose is so unbelievably clear precise and light So light that you have the impression you are not reading but breathing it in I loved its cool freshness It is also vividly visual no wonder the novel has been adapted for film five timesDavid Burliuk Japanese Fisherman 1921The thing that surprised me the most as I was aware of the author s suicide at the age of forty five was the uplifting idealistic optimism I found in this book which turned out to be perfect for the stressful time Mishima s serene and elegant prose was like a soothing balm By the way there was an extract on suicide deploring it uneuivocally Double suicide then Even on this island there had been lovers who took that solution But the boy s good sense repudiated the thought and he told himself that those others had been selfish persons who "THOUGHT ONLY OF THEMSELVES NEVER ONCE "only of themselves Never once he thought about such a thing as dying and above all there was his family to support What a pity the thought turned out to be impossible to repudiate by the author in 1970Another aspect that truly amazed me was the seemingly effortless simplicity of The Sound of Waves and the minimalistic discipline The Vintage Classics cover which I fell in love with at first sight gives you an idea of what to expect I also liked the tiny drawings at the beginning of each chapterThe novel resembles a folk tale structured according to a typical love story pattern a handsome boy Shinji who is a fisherman meets a beautiful girl Hatsue a pearl fisher They fall in love and then bravely face some obstacles which make them prove that they deserve each other Shinji and Hatsue s respect for social traditions and the moral code their courage and determination turned out to be the key to successShotei Takahashi Awabi Pearl Fisher 1931The predictability of Yukio Mishima s novel made me think of the thesis of Vladimir Propp a Russian scholar that all folk tales are built on the basis of a homogeneous pattern On the material of 100 stories with different plots he distinguished the components of the folk tale and created a classification based on function You will find some of them in The Sound of Waves albeit Mishima s novel is purely realistic there are no magic elements there Mishi. Set in a remote fishing village in Japan The Sound of Waves is a timeless story of first love It tells of Shinji a young fisherman. ,


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