Here are seven stories of psychological insight and eroticism from Japan's most famous writer. Other works by Yukio Mishima which are published by Kodansha include Sun and Steel'. When Mishima committed ritual suicide in November 1970, he was only forty-five. He had written over thirty novels, eighteen plays, and twenty volumes of short stories. During his lifetime, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize three times and had seen almost all of his major novels appear in English. While the flamboyance of his life and the apparent fanaticism of his death have dominated'