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Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
Birth date: March 01, 1892
Died: July 24, 1927
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BrokenTune rated it 2 years ago
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...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 5 years ago
I do not know how to review this without assuming a knowledge of Kurosawa's Rashomon, The collection is not one of the great works of literature, whereas Rashomon is one of the greatest movies ever made. Rashomon is actually based on the tale In a Grove, probably the best tale in the book. The mo...
simmo rated it 5 years ago
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...
Parrish Lantern's Casebook
Parrish Lantern's Casebook rated it 6 years ago
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 ...
Rowena's Reviews
Rowena's Reviews rated it 6 years ago
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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