Silk and Insight

Silk and Insight This is a tale based on the strike which took place in the mid s at Omi Kenshi a silk manufacturer not far from Tokyo The events described reflect the management labour tensions of the period and

  • Title: Silk and Insight
  • Author: Yukio Mishima Hiroaki Sato Frank Gibney Hiro Sato
  • ISBN: 9780765603005
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is a tale based on the strike which took place in the mid 1950s at Omi Kenshi, a silk manufacturer not far from Tokyo The events described reflect the management labour tensions of the period and is a piece of social commentary on the transformation of Japanese business.

    One thought on “Silk and Insight”

    1. Komazawa, the factory owner, is feudal and new rich (if such a thing is possible); totally uncool. He runs his factory a bit like Willy Wonka runs his: lots of singing, no one being aloud out at night, everyone being patted on the head when the Big Man does his tours.Murakawa, sophisticated, owner of well-cut suits and a huge black Mercedes, is an heir to the zaibatsu. Old rich, European breakfasts, American management techniques; he hates Komazawa.Okano, with a shady ultranationalist past, is n [...]

    2. I never thought I was going to say it, but I didn't love this book AT ALL. In fact, I just thought it was barely average. Yukio Mishima has proven in his other works his talents and views of the world with GORGEOUS writing, fantastic storytelling, and wonderful characters. "Silk and Insight" doesn't have any of that. The story if FINE, but the cliches and problems are VERY obvious. The characters are probably the best part, but only one of them, a woman named Kikuno, got any REAL development or [...]

    3. Not bad, but kind ofdistant. The plot meanders and the characters aren't very interesting, although Okano reminds me a bit of Patricia Highsmith's Tom Ripley. It's definitely not one of Mishima's best, but it's worth a read.

    4. not mishimas best prose and also if you get it from new york public library be warned the copy is mising pages 170 - 200 so be prepared to read it on google books or something but still cool book about how hard and cool unions are

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