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Yoshihiro Tatsumi
Birth date: June 10, 1935
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 7 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...
Parrish Lantern's Casebook
Parrish Lantern's Casebook rated it 11 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 ...
ramblings
ramblings rated it 11 years ago
Soft and yet gritty drawings of everyday life in Japan during the 70's. The sordid reality of the characters is very tangible in Tatsumi's work; however, it is balanced with light humor. This graphic medium has succeeded in bringing together the Japanese of today and yesterday, as well as bringing i...
DesireesShelves
DesireesShelves rated it 14 years ago
I really liked this short noir 50's style graphic novel! I totally got it and loved the ending! A must read!
Lotus wild over sakura
Lotus wild over sakura rated it 14 years ago
Akutagawa known as the “Father of Japanese short stories” stays true to his designation with this collection of metaphysically refined stories. The rendered stories: - The Grove, Yam Gruel, Rashomon, Martyr to name a few; highlights Akutagawa’s preference for macabre themes of immortality, depressio...
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