Yukio Mishima

Yukio Mishima

Born: January 14, 1925

Died: November 25, 1970

Nationality: Japanese

Occupation: Author, novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, critic

Biography: Yukio Mishima was the pen name of Kimitake Hiraoka, a Japanese author, poet, playwright, actor, and film director. Nominated three times for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Mishima is considered one of the most important Japanese authors of the 20th century.

Source/Notes: As quoted by Mishima's biographer, Henry Scott-Stokes in the documentary Yukio Mishima : Samurai Writer (1985)

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