I just finished "Confessions of a Mask" a few weeks ago. Magnificent book.

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Q: I just finished "Confessions of a Mask" a few weeks ago. Magnificent book.

100% magnificent! I love that book.

Here is a brief list of people who should RUN to their local library and pick up a copy of Confessions of a Mask:

  • Anyone interested in Yukio Mishima. He’s very interesting. 
  • Anyone interested in the history of male-male sexuality in Japan. Mishima once bragged that his book was “the first important work to deal with the topic of homosexuality in Japan since Iharu Saikaku’s Nanshoku okagami“— a book published in 1687. It sounds like a Kanye West-level boast but it’s totally true. Both works are fully part of a lineage that leads to Gengoroh Tagame and beyond.
  • Anyone who’s ever felt confused by their own desires.
  • Anyone whose fear of their own sexuality has made them try to be someone they’re not.
  • Anyone on the infinite spectrum of queerness.
  • Everyone.