Coverart for item
The Resource Star, by Yukio Mishima ; translated by Sam Bett

Star, by Yukio Mishima ; translated by Sam Bett

Label
Star
Title
Star
Statement of responsibility
by Yukio Mishima ; translated by Sam Bett
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
All eyes are upon Rikio. And he likes it, mostly. His fans cheer from a roped-off section, screaming and yelling to attract his attention--they would kill for a moment alone with him. Finally the director sets up the shot, the camera begins to roll, someone yells "action"; Rikio, for a moment, transforms into another being, a hardened young yakuza, but as soon as the shot is finished, he slumps back into his own anxieties and obsessions. Being a star, constantly performing, being watched and scrutinized as if under a microscope, is often a drag. But so is life. Written shortly after Yukio Mishima himself had acted in the film "Afraid to Die," this novella is a rich and unflinching psychological portrait of a celebrity coming apart at the seams. With exquisite, vivid prose, Star begs the question: is there any escape from how we are seen by others?
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-1970
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mishima, Yukio
Dewey number
895.63/5
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL833.I7
LC item number
S8813 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bett, Sam
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fame
  • Actors
  • Social perception
Label
Star, by Yukio Mishima ; translated by Sam Bett
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1042352043
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
94 pages
Isbn
9780811228428
Lccn
2018039772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1042352043
Label
Star, by Yukio Mishima ; translated by Sam Bett
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1042352043
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
94 pages
Isbn
9780811228428
Lccn
2018039772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1042352043

Library Locations

    • Memorial Hall Library (Andover)Borrow it
      2 North Main Street, Andover, MA, 01810, US
      42.6568333 -71.141443
Processing Feedback ...