"Rashomon" and Seventeen Other Stories (Paperback)

Ryunosuke Akutagawa

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Ryunosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927) is one of Japan's foremost stylists - a modernist master whose short stories are marked by highly original imagery, cynicism, beauty and wild humour. "Rashomon" and "In a Bamboo Grove" inspired Kurosawa's magnificent film and depict a past in which morality is turned upside down, while tales such as "The Nose", "O-Gin" and "Loyalty" paint a rich and imaginative picture of a medieval Japan peopled by Shoguns and priests, vagrants and peasants. And in later works such as "Death Register", "The Life of a Stupid Man" and "Spinning Gears", Akutagawa drew from his own life to devastating effect, revealing his intense melancholy and terror of madness in exquisitely moving impressionistic stories.


Product Details

  • Product code: ACHKY
  • ISBN: 9780143039846
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 21.4cm x 14.7cm
  • Pages: 320
  • Publish date: Thu Apr 05 00:00:00 BST 2007
  • Book points: 11

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