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New York (NY)

Afraid to Die


Time & Location

May 10, 7 PM
Japan Society (New York, NY)


Japan Society will present the screening of Afraid to Die (1960) in celebration of a brand new English translation of Yukio Mishima‘s 1961 novella Star (New Directions Publishing, 2019). There will be an introduction by Star translator Sam Bett followed by a book-signing after the screening. Directed by Yasuzo Masumura, Afraid to Die depicts the life of a young yakuza portrayed by Mishima himself. This screening is co-presented by The Japan Foundation. The publication of Star is supported by The Japan Foundation through the Support Program for Translation and Publication on Japan.

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