Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories
Publish date: October 31st 2006
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 268
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Asian Literature
, Short Stories
, Japanese Literature
DNF @ 39% These stories are not bad but I just can't muster any real enthusiasm for them. It is not helped by the stories being unconneced and by themselves not being great examples of the short story format. Of course, they were not written as short stories in the Western literary sense. It's...
An interesting collection of short stories,'in the bamboo grove', 'hell screen' and 'O-Gin' are excellent short stories of moral. Enjoyed a lot. I confess I was interested in getting to the autobiographical ending of the book since Akutagawa famously ended his own life and his own insight into his d...
Rashomon & 17 other stories Ryunosuke Akutugawa is generally regarded as the "father of the Japanese short story" of which he wrote approximately a hundred, before taking his own life at the age of 35, he also has Japan's most famous Literary prize named after him (Akutagawa Prize) . Born in Tokyo ...
Amazing short stories. This was the first I read of Akutagawa and I really loved it.My only regret is that I didn't get the longer "Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories". This particular Tuttle edition also has quite a lot of typing errors...
Just read Rashomon ;)