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Re: Forthcoming Books

Ye, I agree with you about Kyoko's House. In bio-books about Mishima that I have, that one is marked as very-important; in the sense, let's call it, as the beginning of his fall from grace - after Kyoko, crazyass Mishima starts... And it's represented in the Movie, so it would be nice to have it.

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Translated into English for the first time, a gripping short novel about an affair gone wrong, from the acclaimed Japanese author, Yukio Mishima. Set in rural Japan shortly after World War II, The Frolic of the Beasts tells the story of a strange and utterly absorbing love triangle between a former university student, Koji; his would-be mentor, the eminent literary critic Ippei Kusakudo; and Ippei's beautiful, enigmatic wife, Yuko. When brought face-to-face with one of Ippei's many marital indiscretions, Koji finds his growing desire for Yuko compels him to action in a way that changes all three of their lives profoundly. Originally published in 1961 and now available in English for the first time, The Frolic of the Beasts is a haunting examination of the various guises we assume throughout our lives, and a tale of psychological self-entrapment, seduction, and murder.

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This would be Kemono no Tawamure (獣の戯れ - The Flirtation of Beasts), okay. Plenty of info on Jap-Wiki page.
This is excellent news. I am an obsessive reader of Mishima--in English, that is. If only someone would translate Kyoko's House:

( KyŨko no Ie - Wikipedia).

I've been waiting for over twenty years. Come to think of it, I could have learned to read Japanese in that time.
If I ever get my translating act together, this would certainly be on my list. However, I've been halfway through Nagai Kafu's Okamezasa (Dwarf Bamboo) for quite some years now. Life, as has been noted, is what happens while you're busy making other plans.

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Re: Forthcoming Books

This thread is burning my pocket I don't remember last year having so many releases.

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When you get your act together I will also rob a bank and pay you to do this one, French already did it:



There is an essay on it in the book called 'Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams : Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime' and film adaptation by Toshio Matsumoto (Funeral Parade of Roses).
Essay is very good... and film is totally mad even by Jap-standards.


And about Yukio, most of his books that I have read are translated from English or Italian and not directly from Japanese. I thought that, like, it's only the case with my stupid third-world country, but look even the French are doing it:

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Traduit de l'anglais par Tanguy Kenec'hdu or The End is Nigh!
French - The Language-Police, are doing Anglo transcriptions lmfao.
Maybe I'm naive but it's funny.

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Re: Forthcoming Books

I have been looking forward to both the Lawrence and Aickman collections forthcoming from Centipede Press. Today I saw this post on J.T. Joshi's blog:

Other Centipede Press editions are slouching toward publication. My edition of D. H. Lawrence’s weird tales is almost ready, although the publisher informed me that there was a snafu regarding the signature page, so the book has been slightly delayed. And (momentously) I am just about to begin reading proofs of my two-volume edition of Robert Aickman’s collected weird tales, a project that totals 1352 pages. I imagine publication of this set is still a few months off, but it will be well worth waiting for.

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Re: Forthcoming Books

Hopefully that Aickman set will include all those stories from Tartarus' Strangers collection, to be truly complete. I have all the Tartarus Aickman volumes, so won't be needing the (surely very expensive) Centipede set, but I would like to see a comprehensive collection out there. I'm sure it won't include The Late Breakfasters, but I wonder if it will include The Model.
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Re: Forthcoming Books: Caitlin Kiernan

Discussed previously on this thread, (cover art attracted some criticism) "Houses Under the Sea," the new Centipede collection of Caitlin Kiernan's Cthulhu Mythos stories is now up on their web site with TOC included.

Price not yet listed but I suspect it may be close to $200 or more.

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Re: Forthcoming Books

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When you get your act together I will also rob a bank and pay you to do this one, French already did it:



There is an essay on it in the book called 'Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams : Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime' and film adaptation by Toshio Matsumoto (Funeral Parade of Roses).
Essay is very good... and film is totally mad even by Jap-standards.


And about Yukio, most of his books that I have read are translated from English or Italian and not directly from Japanese. I thought that, like, it's only the case with my stupid third-world country, but look even the French are doing it:

Imgur: The magic of the Internet

Traduit de l'anglais par Tanguy Kenec'hdu or The End is Nigh!
French - The Language-Police, are doing Anglo transcriptions lmfao.
Maybe I'm naive but it's funny.
I've read some Yumeno Kyuusaku in the original (there's some on my shelves here), and I have Dogura Magura in the original and in the French, but haven't yet read it.

I also have this one, which I'm told is a masterpiece (and which I haven't read yet):

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...u-e-no-kumotsu

https://www.wordswithoutborders.org/...or/nakai-hideo

On the subject of Mishima, I am pleased to be able to say that I have read the entirety of The Sea of Fertility in the original. Comparatively speaking, I think the English translations for that are not bad, though I remember often thinking, reading the original, "Oh yeah, that makes sense now - I didn't get it in the English version."

There were some definite mistakes, I think. One curious one sticks in my mind. In one of the last two books in the tetralogy, there is a paragraph listing various types of human/existential vulgarity. In the English, one item on the list is "the vulgarity of the crane". Is this the bird? I wondered. My interpretation was that, the crane being considered an elegant and auspicious bird in Japan, this figured on the list as an example of the vulgarity of cultural cliche. When I came to read the original, that item was nowhere to be found on the list. Instead there was the vulgarity of "hayari" - the fad, the craze. I realised what I'd read in the English version was merely a typo in the translation.

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Re: Anna Kavan's "Ice"

The Weird Fiction Review just published this article commemorating Penguin Classic's landmark publication of "Ice" by Anna Kavan.

Review: by Anna Kavan | Weird Fiction Review

I am a huge fan of Kavan's surreal memoir, "Sleep Has His House," but had not yet read, "Ice," so am now looking forward to reading this new edition.



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Re: Forthcoming Books

Houses Under the Sea is a great book title and I generally enjoy Kiernan's Mythos tales, but I can't say I care all that much for the cover art myself. This is actually a problem I have with Centipede Press' titles in general, not being a fan of how their books look (well, that and the high prices). The only HC titles I own from them are American Psycho (because it's one of my favorite novels and I wanted a HC version) and Ligotti's Victor Frankenstein book (for the obvious reasons).

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