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Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

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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.Writing at the beginning of the twentieth century, Ryunosuke Akutagawa created disturbing stories out of Japan's …

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A stunning deluxe edition of one of Penguin Classics' most popular translationsRyünosuke Akutagawa is one of Japan's foremost stylists—a modernist master whose short stories are marked by highly original imagery, cynicism, beauty and wild humour. "Rashömon"and "In a Bamboo Grove" inspired Kurosawa's magnificent film …

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Kappa is a novel written by Ryunosuke Akutagawa in 1927. The story is narrated by a psychiatric patient who speaks about his experiences in a country of Kappa. It is a satire of corruption in Japanese society. Akutagawa took his own life the year the novel appeared, partially out of fear that he was developing mental …

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