Henry Scott Stokes is a noted journalist who has worked for both the New York Times and the London Times. Most recently, he has edited an anthology entitled The Kwangju Uprising: Eyewitness Press Accounts of Korea's Tiananmen. He lives in Tokyo.
A brilliant, riveting portrayal not only of Mishima, but also of
the upper orders in Japan -- Tom Wolfe
The book is humane, intelligent, and probably as close as a Western reader is likely to get to the subject.... A literate examination examination of the man's work. * Time *