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Kappa - Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780720648706 (072064870X)
Publisher: Owen
Pages no: 141
Edition language: English
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This was a fascinating Japanese novella about a man who finds himself in the land of the mythical Kappa.He lives there quite peacefully with the Kappa, and begins to analyze his own society based on what he sees in the Kappaland. I found it quite fascinating, and it reminded me a bit of Gulliver's T...
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3.0 Kappa (Peter Owen Modern Classic)
I enjoyed Kappa, although I'm not sure that I entirely "got it". Maybe I don't know enough about Japanese society in the 1920s to recognise the social mores Akutagawa is satirising. That said, there was enough universally relevant stuff to keep me interested: swipes at capitalism and greed; artisti...
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