Rashomon and Other Stories

Rashomon and Other Stories

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by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Howard Hibbet, Kojima Takashi
     
 

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A brilliant collection of short stories from an acknowledged master of the genreSee more details below

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A brilliant collection of short stories from an acknowledged master of the genre

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"There are enough Swiftian touches in Akutagawa to show his hatred of stupidity, greed, hypocrisy, and the rising jingoism of the day. But Akutagawa's artistic integrity kept him from joining his contemporaries in the easy social criticism or naive introspection...What he did was question the values of his society, dramatize the complexities of human psychology, and study, with a Zen taste for paradox, the balance of illusion and reality." —Howard Hibbett

"Clear-eyed glimpses of human behavior in the extremities of poverty, stupidity, greed, vanity... Story-telling of an unconventional sort, with most of the substance beneath the shining, enameled surface." —The New York Times Book Review

David Rakoff - The New York Times Book Review
“Because I was a Japanese major in college, a very nice edition of a translation of Rashomon and Other Stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa had been left for me at my bedside, to read while I was there and to take with me when I left. Thoughtful, I thought. And fitting. Even more fitting, that friend and I no longer speak, and I am sure we have very different versions as to why that is.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9784805308820
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
10/15/2007
Series:
Tuttle Classics Series
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,440,542
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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