Confessions of a Mask, Paperback Book

Confessions of a Mask Paperback

2 out of 5 (1 rating)


Detailing his progress from an isolated childhood through adolescence to manhood, including an abortive love affair with a classmate's sister, it reports the inner life of a boy's preoccupation with death.

The novel's enduring themes of fantasy, despair and alienation have established "Confessions of a Mask" as one of the most important works of fiction to have emerged from Japan in the twentieth century.




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This book was like reading a stranger's mopey Livejournal. I would have thought that there was an interesting story in growing up gay in World War II-era Japan, but this just tried my patience.