Ba Ra Kei – Ordeal By Roses [Yukio Mishima]

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Photographs of Yukio Mishima [Preface] by Eikoh Hosoe

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  • Photographs of Yukio Mishima By Eikoh Hosoe
  • First US Edition [Aperture, 1985]; folio size purple boards with silver oval and titling, cloth faded at extreme edges; in illustrated jacket, 7cm tear at top spine, price-clipped; a very good copy
  • Preface by Mishima; Afterword by Mark Holborn
  • Having been commissioned to provide photo imagery for the cover of one of his novels, Mishima then sought out Hosoe to take this series of photos, providing unprecedented insight into the world of Japan’s most outspoken post-war novelist
  • Published after Mishima shocked the world with his ritual suicide
  • ISBN: 0-89381-169-6 / 0893811696