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.


Other Formats



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops


Showing 1 - 1 of 1 reviews.

Review by

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.