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Swann's Way
Marcel Proust, Lydia Davis
Snow Country
Yasunari Kawabata, Edward G. Seidensticker
Proust's Way: A Field Guide to In Search of Lost Time
Roger Shattuck
The Mind At Night: The New Science Of How And Why We Dream
Andrea Rock
The Magic Mountain
Thomas Mann, John E. Woods
Semiotics and the Philosophy of Language (Advances in Semiotics)
Umberto Eco
Persona: A Biography of Yukio Mishima
Naoki Inose, Hiroaki Sato
The Inquisition of Climate Science
James L Powell
State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?
The Worldwatch Institute
Media Studies: Texts, Institutions and Audiences
Lisa Taylor;Andrew Willis
Patriotism - Yukio Mishima, Geoffrey W. Sargent If I'd had to rate this directly after first reading it, in my late teens, I would have been impressed enough to have given it 4 or 5 stars.

However, I have since had time to think about the Mishima/samurai/seppuku debacle, and now I'm not so impressed anymore.

Besides general issues that I may have with Mishima's political sentiments, the real seppuku undertaken by Mishima and his friends was a much less romantic undertaking and much more of a horribly messy affair.

In fact, horrific in it's garbled execution, if you'll excuse the pun...

In any case, he obviously fantasized a lot about his coming suicide, and even made a film about it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO-w-cn-pJM&feature=gv

Yukio deserves a better review for this. Working on it...