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ISBN13: 9780871401731
ISBN10: 0871401738
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Writing at the beginning of the twentieth century, Ryunosuke Akutagawa created disturbing stories out of Japan's cultural upheaval. Whether his fictions are set centuries past or close to the present, Akutagawa was a modernist, writing in polished, superbly nuanced prose subtly exposing human needs and flaws. "In a Grove," which was the basis for Kurosawa's classic film Rashomon, tells the chilling story of the killing of a samurai through the testimony of witnesses, including the spirit of the murdered man. The fable-like "Yam Gruel" is an account of desire and humiliation, but one in which the reader's sympathy is thoroughly unsettled. And in "The Martyr," a beloved orphan raised by Jesuit priests is exiled when he refuses to admit that he made a local girl pregnant. He regains their love and respect only at the price of his life. All six tales in the collection show Akutagawa as a master storyteller and an exciting voice of modern Japanese literature.

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This fascinating collection gave birth to a new paradigm when Akira Kurosawa made famous Akutagawa's disturbing tale of seven people recounting the same incident from shockingly different perspectives.

Synopsis:

This fascinating collection features several stories by a master storyteller about Japan's cultural upheaval, including the classic "Rashomon, " the disturbing tale of a murder told from different perspectives.

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Ryunosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927) was one of the most famous Japanese writers of the last century and was the author of Rashomon and other works. The Akutagawa Prize is named in his honor.

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saturnineinch, December 9, 2007 (view all comments by saturnineinch)
Dark, precise pieces on death, morality, perception, and human nature. Cold but beautiful prose. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780871401731
Translator:
Kuwata, M.
Author:
Kojima, Takashi
Author:
Hibbett, Howard
Author:
Akutagawa, Ryunosuke
Author:
Kuwata, M.
Publisher:
Liveright Publishing Corporation
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Asian - General
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Near and far eastern fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Japan Social life and customs.
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series Volume:
106-89
Publication Date:
19991231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5 x 0.4 in 0.225 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This fascinating collection gave birth to a new paradigm when Akira Kurosawa made famous Akutagawa's disturbing tale of seven people recounting the same incident from shockingly different perspectives.
"Synopsis" by , This fascinating collection features several stories by a master storyteller about Japan's cultural upheaval, including the classic "Rashomon, " the disturbing tale of a murder told from different perspectives.
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