• "The four novels remain one of the outstanding works of 20th-Century literature and a summary of the author's life and work... Like the Divine Comedy and Remembrance of Things Past, "The Sea of Fertility" gives the reader the sensation of being carried to a great height...but Mishima abandons the reader at the edge of the precipice, revealing the abyss beneath the degraded life of the post-war world"

    Los Angeles Times
  • "Surpassingly chilling, subtle, and original"

    New York Times
  • "Japan's foremost man of letters"

  • "Tremendous...evocative and poetic"

    Los Angeles Times