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Celebrated Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima creates a vivid and haunting portrait of a young man's obsession - loosely based on the true incident of a monk who burned down the temple of the golden pavilion in 1950.

by Yukio Mishima

THE TEMPLE OF THE GOLDEN PAVILION

Memoirs of a Geisha tells the extraordinary tale of a young peasant girl who is sold as a servant and apprentice to a renowned Geisha house. Her memoirs capture both the beauty and the ugliness of life as she learns the ways of a geisha - the captivating skill of beguiling the land's most powerful men.

by Arthur Golden

MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA

The Old Capital tells the story of Chieko, the adopted daughter of a Kyoto kimono designer, Takichiro, and his wife, Shige. As the story unfolds, Chieko becomes bewildered and troubled as she discovers the true facets of her past.

by Yasunari Kawabata

THE OLD CAPITAL

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