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“The Music” by Yukio Mishima – Chapter 10 [An English Translation]


As I progressed in reading this fabricated diary, I’ll admit it, I more or less lost my temper—which is a shame for a psychoanalyst.

Distant and impoverished fantasies worthy of compassion, a patient suffering from neurosis, a dark evil, a strange force, these tropes animated those pages. But what was the reason that Reiko would exhibit such treachery towards me? Moreover, given the content and the style of this stolen diary, I was now sure that the young woman had deliberately written it in the hope that it would be stolen by her boyfriend.