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The Economist
6 mins | May 13, 2020

Remembering Mishima, a writer of genius who committed seppuku

To add to the spectacle, the first staged a quixotic 'coup' — The Economist explores. "Mishima was the author of 34 limpid novels, more than 70 plays and scores of lighter tales for a mass market. He was Japan’s first media supasuta (superstar). He acted in films and posed as a model. He had sought illumination in India a year before the Beatles. He had sharp sartorial sense and twinkling wit. He topped Heibon Punch magazine’s Mr Dandy awards."

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