Item #28502 Runaway Horses. Japanese Literature, Yukio Mishima.

Runaway Horses.

New York: Knopf, 1973. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Very Good plus copy in a Very Good unclipped dust jacket with two closed edge tears to the heel of the spine. In 1932, Shigeuki Honda has become a judge in Osaka. Convinced that a young rightist revolutionary, Isao, is the reincarnation of his friend Kiyoaki, Honda commits himself to saving the youth from an untimely death. Isao, driven to patriotic fanaticism by a father who instilled in him the ethos of the ancient samurai, organizes a violent plot against the new industrialists who he believes are usurping the Emperor’s rightful power and threatening the very integrity of the nation. Runaway Horses is the chronicle of a conspiracy — a novel about the roots and nature of Japanese fanaticism in the years that led to war. Item #28502

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