Privilege / Set Me Free

I think (after scrubbing the follow-up essay 8 times) that I finally can wrap my head around Spotted Flower Chapters 22 & 23

Yup, that’s it:

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akihiro_Miwa
and
https://www.avclub.com/sherlock-gets-a-high-camp-makeover-in-a-forgotten-class-1823876762

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4 thoughts on “Privilege / Set Me Free

  1. Wow! Dragging Mishima into it?
    No less likely I suppose than the Spotted Flower universe
    in someone’s head. Mishima of course created an a-functional
    representation of the Japanese reality in his own head and
    projected it onto reality.
    When reality did not conform to his hallucination of it
    he exited in samurai style.

    bliss

    • More to the issue of Spotted Flower, Yukio Mishima’s reputation as a writer afforded him sufficient privilege that he could remain married, father two children and still cut a swath through the gayer parts of Tokyo’s floating world before setting up his own right-wing Boys’ Detective… Ooops.. Emperor Worship Club.

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