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Updated infobox. Importance question.
Added more information to the book infobox template. New user, so I cannot add a cover image for a few days.
Regarding the importance of the book; Mishima is an award winning author, and the subject matter here is probably quite bold for 1950s Japan. I am currently reading the book. It is enjoyable and interesting. Mishima's portrayals can touch on offensive, but this may stem from his personal questions about his sexuality.
The article definitely needs to be expanded. Homosexuality is not the sole theme. Shunsuké, the antagonist, is a sort of Sadean villain. There is not the brutality of Sade's characters here, but the contempt for life and social norms are there. Mishima was apparently influenced, or at least familiar, with Sade.