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Akutagawa specialized in acutely observed tales of classical Japan that often skirted the edges of the fantastic. Akiro Kurosawa's 1950 film Rashomon was adapted from a story included herein, though someone familiar with Kurosawa's work may be surprised to find the spooky, dry-ice ambiance of the source material closer in tone to the director's 1957 film Throne of Blood. Fans of Roberto Bolaño are especially encouraged to try Ryūnosuke Akutagawa.
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This collection features a brilliant new translation of the Japanese master's stories with an introduction by Haruki Murakami. Akutagawa's disturbing tales of human passion capture the cultural upheaval of early twentieth century Japan, ranging from “In the Grove,” the basis of Kurosawa's famous film Rashomon, to Akutagawa's later, more autobiographical writings.

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This collection features a brilliant new translation of the Japanese master's stories, from the source for the movie Rashomon to his later, more autobiographical writings.

About the Author

Ryunosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927) was one of Japan's greatest modern writers.

Haruki Murakami has written eleven novels, including Kafka on the Shore, as well as numerous other works.

Jay Rubin's translations include many of Haruki Murakami's works.

Yoshihiro Tatsumi is often called "the grandfather of Japanese alternative comics." His graphic novels include The Push Man and Other Stories.

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manwith7talents, July 29, 2009 (view all comments by manwith7talents)
A terrific writer who deserves to be better known in the west. My favorites were 'In a Bamboo Grove' (the actual inspiration for Kurosawa's film, not the title story), 'Hell Screen', and 'Life of A Stupid Man'. The last one, written shortly before his suicide, is one of the most beautiful and harrowing stories I have ever read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143039846
Author:
Akutagawa, Ryunosuke
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Rubin, Jay
Introduction:
Murakami, Haruki
Illustrator:
Tatsumi, Yoshihiro
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Akutagawa, Ryunosuke
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.34x5.64x.88 in. .78 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Akutagawa specialized in acutely observed tales of classical Japan that often skirted the edges of the fantastic. Akiro Kurosawa's 1950 film Rashomon was adapted from a story included herein, though someone familiar with Kurosawa's work may be surprised to find the spooky, dry-ice ambiance of the source material closer in tone to the director's 1957 film Throne of Blood. Fans of Roberto Bolaño are especially encouraged to try Ryūnosuke Akutagawa.

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This collection features a brilliant new translation of the Japanese master's stories, from the source for the movie Rashomon to his later, more autobiographical writings.

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