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Rashomon and Other Stories

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Publisher Comments:

This collection of short stories includes "In a Grove", a psychologically sophisticated tale about murder, rape, and suicide; "Rashomon", the story of a thief scared into honesty by an encounter with a ghoul; and "Kesa and Morito", the story of man driven to kill someone he doesn't hate by a lover whom he doesn't love.

Synopsis:

Before his tragic death in 1927, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, author of Rashomon, one of the most renowned stories of Japanese literature, wrote more than 100 short stories. Since his death, he has been described as one of the best-read men of his generation.

Included in this timeless collection are Akutagawa's In a Grove, a psychologically sophisticated tale about murder, rape, and suicide; The Martyr, the story of silent suffering in Christian Nagasaki; and Kesa and Morito, the story of man driven to kill someone he doesn't hate by a lover whom he doesn't love; and Rashomon, the infamous story of a thief scared into honesty by a terrifying encounter with a ghoul.

What [Akutagawa] did was question the values of his society, dramatize the complexities of human psychology, and study, with a Zen taste for paradox, the balance of illusion and reality.

Synopsis:

A brilliant collection of short stories from an acknowledged master of the genre

Synopsis:

Ryunosuke Akutagawa was the author of over 100 short stories. In 1927, he committed suicide at the age of thirty-five.

Synopsis:

Rashomon-An atmosphere of decadence in early Kyoto. A ghoul at work shocks a would-be thief into something like honesty.

About the Author

"There are enough Swiftian touches in Akutagawa to show his hatred of stupidity, greed, hypocrisy, and the rising jingoism of the day. But Akutagawa's artistic integrity kept him from joining his contemporaries in the easy social criticism or naive introspectionàWhat he did was question the values of his society, dramatize the complexities of human psychology, and study, with a Zen taste for paradox, the balance of illusion and reality."—Howard Hibbett

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804814577
Translator:
Hibbet, Howard
Author:
Kojima, Takashi
Illustrator:
Hibbet, Howard
Author:
Hibbet, Howard
Author:
Takashi, Kojima
Author:
Akutagawa, Ryunosuke
Author:
Hibbett, Howard
Author:
Kojima, Takashi
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Location:
Tokyo
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Akutagawa, Ryunosuke
Subject:
General
Subject:
Asian
Edition Number:
2nd ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature
Series Volume:
no. 57
Publication Date:
20011215
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 6 oz

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Product details 112 pages Tuttle Publishing - English 9780804814577 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Before his tragic death in 1927, Ryunosuke Akutagawa, author of Rashomon, one of the most renowned stories of Japanese literature, wrote more than 100 short stories. Since his death, he has been described as one of the best-read men of his generation.

Included in this timeless collection are Akutagawa's In a Grove, a psychologically sophisticated tale about murder, rape, and suicide; The Martyr, the story of silent suffering in Christian Nagasaki; and Kesa and Morito, the story of man driven to kill someone he doesn't hate by a lover whom he doesn't love; and Rashomon, the infamous story of a thief scared into honesty by a terrifying encounter with a ghoul.

What [Akutagawa] did was question the values of his society, dramatize the complexities of human psychology, and study, with a Zen taste for paradox, the balance of illusion and reality.

"Synopsis" by ,
A brilliant collection of short stories from an acknowledged master of the genre
"Synopsis" by ,
Ryunosuke Akutagawa was the author of over 100 short stories. In 1927, he committed suicide at the age of thirty-five.
"Synopsis" by , Rashomon-An atmosphere of decadence in early Kyoto. A ghoul at work shocks a would-be thief into something like honesty.
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