Husbands and Knives
(c) 1999 by Craig Conley
Twenty Shocking Parallels in the Lives of Yukio Mishima and Woody Allen
- Residents of Westernized islands.
- Short male persons.
- Directors shunned by Hollywood.
- Commited public suicide.
- Expressed nostalgic yearning.
- Avidly absorbed the culture of the East (or the Upper East Side).
- Withstood vulgar curiosity about biographical anecdotes.
- Obsessed with social disgrace.
- Strong feelings about raw fish.
- Involved with Oriental women.
- Interested in masks and disguises to express facets of their personality.
- Fascinated by their own celebrity.
- Recounted traumatic episodes from youth.
- Attended tea ceremonies (or at least the Russian Tea Room).
- Brandished phallic symbol representative of their art (sword/clarinet).
- Forged in the smithy of their souls the uncreated conscience of their race.
- Resisted fulfilling the role of son, husband, and father, yet desired to preserve ancestral tradition.
- Wore costumes of period which they believed themselves to personify (Samurai robe/trenchcoat).
- Died in their thoughts every morning.