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mishima

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Yukio Mishima, 45 year-old novelist, trying to unite writing and action, commits hari-kiri after his ultra-nationalist militia fails to start a mutiny at a military base.

and i got into him from the movie, Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, partly because the depiction of his bisexuality, the intriging S&M scene ("your skin is so beautiful, i had to cut it"), his war against beauty, and his idea that poetry should be written with a splash of blood.