John Pistelli

writer

Yukio Mishima, Patriotism

Patriotism by Yukio Mishima My rating: 5 of 5 stars One of the twentieth century’s most renowned stories or novellas, Mishima’s Patriotism of 1960 narrates the ritual suicide of Lieutenant … Continue reading

9 June 2016 · Leave a comment

Reactionary, Revolutionary, Aesthete?

W. H. Auden, qtd. by Nina Martyris: A satisfactory human life, individually or collectively, is possible only if proper respect is paid to all three worlds [Work, Laughter, Prayer]. Without … Continue reading

23 January 2015 · Leave a comment