After the Banquet Tokion hienoimpia huvipaikkoja on Setsugoan suurenmoisen puutarhan ymp r im ravintola jonka omistaa kaunis tarmokas ja vilkasluonteinen nainen Kazu Fukuzawa H n tuntee olevansa onnellinen h nen asi

  • Title: After the Banquet
  • Author: Yukio Mishima
  • ISBN: 9780375705151
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tokion hienoimpia huvipaikkoja on Setsugoan, suurenmoisen puutarhan ymp r im ravintola, jonka omistaa kaunis, tarmokas ja vilkasluonteinen nainen Kazu Fukuzawa H n tuntee olevansa onnellinen h nen asiakaspiirins on ensiluokkainen h n nauttii vieraittensa huvittamisesta ennen kaikkea h n on varma, ettei rakkaus en koskaan p se h iritsem n h nen rauhaansa SetusugoTokion hienoimpia huvipaikkoja on Setsugoan, suurenmoisen puutarhan ymp r im ravintola, jonka omistaa kaunis, tarmokas ja vilkasluonteinen nainen Kazu Fukuzawa H n tuntee olevansa onnellinen h nen asiakaspiirins on ensiluokkainen h n nauttii vieraittensa huvittamisesta ennen kaikkea h n on varma, ettei rakkaus en koskaan p se h iritsem n h nen rauhaansa Setusugoanin suuri puutarha ja talo, pankkitalletukset, arvopaperit, mahtavat ja anteliaat asiakkaat kaikki n m riitt v t Kazun vanhuuden turvaksi.Er n iltana Kazun vieraiden joukossa on entinen ulkoministeri Yuken Noguchi, aristokraattinen lymyst n edustaja, jolla on korkeat ihanteet ja taipumattomat moraalik sitykset Kazu jaNoguchi, kahden eri maailman ja el m nkatsomuksen edustajat, tuntevat voimakasta vetoa toisiinsa Rakkauden aika ei viel ole mennytk n ohi, heid n kohtalonsa yhtyv t.Kazu ryhtyy koko tarmollaan auttamaan miehens vaalitaistelua t ll in ilmenee heid n luonteidensa erilaisuus Kansalapsi ja synnynn inen poliitikko Kazu ymm rt ihmisi , k ytt ep r im tt kaikkia keinoja, kun taa Noguchi ei voi eik tahdo luopua suoraviivaisuudestaan Tapahtumat kiihtyv t kohti huippuaan, kunnes on tullut hetki, jolloin on teht v valinta kahden eri mahdollisuuden v lill.Samoin kuin Aaltojen pauhu ja Kultainen temppeli my s Juhlan j lkeen kuvaa aikamme Japania, maata, jossa vanha kulttuuriperint ja nykyaika yhtyv t ja el v t rinnakkain Kazu ja Nogochi ovat moderneja ihmisi , mutta samalla osa ikivanhaa Japania juuri t m antaa heid n henkil ihins syvyytt , heid n rakkaustarinalleen erityist vieh tyst takakansiteksti

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    1. Politics meant pretending to step out to the men's room and then completely disappearing, forcing a man's back to the wall while cheerfully sharing the same fire, making a show of laughter when one is angry or flying into a rage when one is not in the least upset, sitting for a long time without saying a word, quietly flicking specks of dust off one's sleeve in short, acting very much like a geisha.This is the world Kazu, the redoubtable middle-aged female protagonist of this novel by Yukio Mish [...]

    2. Giappone fra Oriente e OccidenteAlla pubblicazione di quest'opera, un uomo politico giapponese, riconosciutosi in un personaggio del libro, avviò causa legale nei confronti dello scrittore. Ci fu il processo ; Mishima, ritenuto colpevole, dovette risarcire.A noi rimane però il bellissimo romanzo ambientato nel dopoguerra nipponico quando ormai la lotta politica (democratica) ricalcava quella occidentale, con tutte le bassezze a cui siamo abituati : propaganda convulsa . alla 'macchina del fang [...]

    3. If one would like to read "After the Banquet" by Yukio Mishima for romantic or sensational scenes, this novel might be disappointing since he has portrayed a formidable lady named Kazu, the proprietress of the Setsugoan, in her years of age "over fifty" (p. 7) whose fate leads her to meet a retired elderly, "over sixty" (p. 76), politician and ambassador named Noguchi. Their first meeting is at her distinguished restaurant in Tokyo when there is an annual meeting of the Kagen Club where Noguchi [...]

    4. Mishima uses many evocative and beautiful similes and metaphors. The phrases from Kazu's lips - "reform of the prefectural administration," "positive policies to combat unemployment," and the like - plummeted to the ground like swarms of winged ants which have lost the strength of their wings, but the words visible on the lips of the crowd dripped like red meat in the sunshine. Old people out for a walk and leaning on their sticks, smugly respectable housewives, little girls in bare-shouldered b [...]

    5. It's Mishima's book about old people! And he's much kinder than I would have thought. All the men are fairly craggy (there's not a hint of the blueness of shaved collar lines), but they and their world are treated with sensitivity and interest. He pokes fun at their self-importance, rituals and politics but doesn't stoop to being too rude about the way they masticate ("Thirst for Love") or their bodies (poor old Honda and his shrivelled white bean in "Decay of the Angel").In fact, Kazu feels rep [...]

    6. After The Banquet.hahaha! I was reading this one just after the election which was appropriate seeing as it all about politics, and about marriage. Mishima is good at describing the hell that is marriage. He knows exactly how it all works. He understands women extremely well and his women characters are always surprising, usually very powerful and always palpably real. The heroine of this tale Kazu is a formidable self made woman and a great natural politician."Some curious blessing of heaven ha [...]

    7. Interestingly observed clash of personalities in a marriage. Reading this was sometimes helped by imagining the stern, dignified husband possessed of noble ideals as Kuchiki Byakuya, but sometimes not . The problem with this was mainly that thing you get when you are reading a book from outside your culture, where you don't know what the narrative conventions are or what's supposed to happen next or what characters' reactions mean. There is a sometimes pleasing, sometimes alienating incomprehens [...]

    8. During a week of ugly and uncertain politics, my masochistic self decided to read a novel about Japan's ugly and uncertain politics, as told by genius writer/noted political crank Yukio Mishima. A bourgeois lady gets caught up in the intrigues, and discovers how banal they really are. Do the scenes of devoted prayer for an electoral victory remind you of anything? The sheer dullness and ritual of party meetings? Kazu, Noguchi, and company just remind me a slightly more kimono'd version of the me [...]

    9. Al ser un libro de Mishima (escritor al que adoro y venero), la verdad es que ya tenía una buena predisposición antes de empezarlo. En cuanto al estilo, como siempre me ocurre con este autor, me ha encantado. Sin embargo, tampoco creo que sea su mejor obra ni de lejos en este sentido, no expresa tanta belleza y pasión como otras que he leído por su parte pero no está mal.En cuanto al contenido, me parece que la parte central decae bastante y, aunque necesaria, sí que es cierto que se me hi [...]

    10. I read Yukio Mishima's achingly romantic The Sound of Waves years ago. This is the second novel of his I've read. After the Banquet is sort of the antithesis of The Sound of Waves. The main characters are a middle aged restaurant owner and an elderly retired aristocratic politician. Kazu is a rather unconventional female for a traditional society like Japan. She is a lively, energetic, pretty and plump middle aged woman. She never married and is the rather affluent owner of a restaurant which ca [...]

    11. After the Banquet is in one sense, a damning statement of the political - the political apparatus, and the political nature innate in human beings. It is also a broader social indictment of the period in which Mishima lived. This story is partially based on factual events which occurred in his time. Noguchi, a former government official, keen on spending the remainder of his days quietly, meets an independent and ambitious woman. They marry and she persuades him to run for a high level post in t [...]

    12. I hate to do this because it's Mishima and it's so beautifully written, but 3 stars. It's the weakest Mishima book I've read, but at least it isn't terrible. It's not that there's anything missing ~ it's got that beautiful poetic prose and it's always interesting to read into the ideas presented in Mishima's work because a lot of it reflects his life e.g. death and politics. It just doesn't soar to the heights of his best work.

    13. AFTER THE BANQUET. (1963). Yukio Mishima. ****1/2.Mishima has written an excellent novel that sums up the differences between two approaches to life in modern day Japan. The two central characters are Kazu, the owner and director of a nightclub and conference center, the Setsugoan Restaurant, and Mr. Noguchi, an aristocrat and intellectual, and once a cabinet minister. In terms of their personalities, they are diametrically opposite: Kazu is a woman blazing with life, who acts instinctively base [...]

    14. Just about everything Mishima writes will grip you. He is able to write masterfully about politics, death, sex, metaphysics, etc. He can do it all except comedy (although some aspects are funny in dark ways). This time its marriage.It's a solid novel about two opposite getting hitched. One is a super old school politician with a stick up his ass; the other is self-made, free spirited women. Obviously, they're fucked from the get go, and the novel revolves around this disintegration against the b [...]

    15. Having been deeply impressed by Mishima’s astonishing book The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, I was looking forward to this novel, about an independent businesswoman who loses herself by falling in love. However, the book felt stiff and artificial to me, though the prose is artful and the imagery compelling. Perhaps this is a problem with the translation; one never knows, when reading a book originally composed in another language, whether a translation has faithfully captured the author’s i [...]

    16. It is the third book by Mishima I have read so far and I still enjoy his writing very much.I enjoyed the first part of the book a lot. Reading about this very independant woman, Kazu and how she opens her heart to Mr. Nogucho was beautiful. However, when politics came into play, I wasn't as enthusiastic. Politics here are only an excuse to talk about marriage, about life and death. Becaus yes, Kazu is obsessed with death. Where will she rest when she dies? Why are these all people always speakin [...]

    17. My image about the author as a young student was an extremist and Rightist who committed suicide in public, and I was never interested in his books before. Having read my first book by him, however, I must admit that my image of him was built all based on misunderstanding and prejudice. "After the Banquet" is the most beautifully written story I have ever read in Japanese to date. His language and expressions blew my mind. It's vivid but not aggressive, subtle but strong. And it is filled with h [...]

    18. 3.5 - this was my first book by Mishima. I enjoyed it - I enjoyed the descriptions of the characters and think the book contains an interesting look into human nature. I enjoyed the look into politics and ambition. It was also interesting to see this deceptively complex woman forge her way through a sexist society (this was written in the 60s). Although the characters are interesting, I didn't particularly like any of them and I didn't feel particularly captivated by the story. It was good but n [...]

    19. Kazu è tale e non può evitare di esserlo; “c'è da chiedersi”, però, “se non si sbagliasse nell’insistere ad accendere il fuoco intorno alla pacifica esistenza del marito”. Già nella personalità della protagonista di Yukio Mishima la nota più originale è data da una coscienza desiderosa e bisognosa di veri e propri entusiasmi: come se attraverso il desiderio e il bisogno di nuove prove, opposti desideri di compagnia trovassero una certa possibilità di soluzione. - See more at: [...]

    20. A Yukio Mishima classic about the backroom deals in Business and culture that is also a great and classic look how Japanese culture does what it does. But filtered via the eyes of Mishima.

    21. Un romanzo che inizia dove altri avrebbero terminato, non il migliore di Mishima (l'ho preferito altrove) ma certamente notevole.Nel riassunto si fa un paragone con "Madame Bovary", ma a parere mio il solo elemento che hanno in comune è che trattano della sconfitta di una donna, della morte dei suoi sogni e delle sue aspirazioni. La Kazu di Mishima è profondamente diversa dalle Emma di Flaubert, e i risultati cui giungono sono pressoché opposti.Kazu è una cinquantenne di umili origini, che h [...]

    22. 4.5* Now this is a character driven novel in all its glory. I have always thought that such novels are the hardest to write. They can easily become an over-emotional, repetitive cliché. Character driven novels aren't meant to be a description of feelings at every given moment. They are meant to be exactly what Yukio Mishima wrote in After the Banquet.Kazu is the owner of a high class restaurant in Tokyo. Nowadays, we would probably call her a self-made woman. Kazu's struggle to rise from povert [...]

    23. Politic is not a benign nor happy world for those filled with kindness. At least, after her marriage to one retired politician, Kazu learnt this lesson.She is a simple woman, filled with happiness, love, and kindness. Her single days are spent in Setsugoan, a restaurant with Conservative Party backing, and is very popular between distinguished politicians. She has lots of money, friends, and loyal underlings. But Kazu always has fear about what would happen after her death. She is haunted by an [...]

    24. Mishima is just incredible. It is a SHAME we don't have very many of his works translated into English. In fact, if I am correct, there are only 11 of his novels translated into English out of 40 or 45 novels. It is a shame and if I ever am able to encourage people to translate one author's work, it will be Mishima. As an artist, Yukio Mishima was amazing and is REALLY impacting me whenever I pick up one of his books. Now, let's get to "After the Banquet."The story of a small restaurant owner pu [...]

    25. Death figures heavily in the writing of Yukio Mishima, as even a casual reader knows. However, his 1960 novel, "After the Banquet," does not fit so neatly into the complete body of work.Mishima himself grouped his novels into two categories - pièces noires and pièces roses, of which "After the Banquet" falls in the former category. It has a female protagonist and dashes of humor, and it displays an advanced and detached understanding of contemporary Japanese domestic politics. And its stance o [...]

    26. Though I'd like to give this a 4 due to the incredibly heaped layer of love story (including two scenes; (1). Yamazaki and Kazu at the theater (2). Yamazaki and Kazu held hands together--both which made me winced), I get what Mishima mean by the political backdrop of this novel; considering just mere shy of a few years after he published After the Banquet, he committed a coup d'etat later on killing himself through harakiri with one of his disciples. Very foreshadowing because Noguchi, stood sti [...]

    27. After the Banquet can be read as many things. It is a quiet character study, intimate details of career politics in Japan, an ode of doubt toward life choices taken when one is aging, a clash of gender expectations, and a story of strong woman who tries her best to find her place and set feet firmly on the ground despite the consequences of all her decisions. Mishima had an eye for details, and even simplest gestures such as the way someone eats, or how eyes will glance toward certain orchid pot [...]

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