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Rashoumon
     

Rashoumon

by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
 

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"Rashōmon" (Japanese: 羅生門) is a short story by Akutagawa Ryūnosuke based on tales from the Konjaku Monogatarishū. A man considering whether or not to become a thief meets a woman stealing hair from corpses. Their conversation explores the morality of theft.

The story was first published in 1915 in Teikoku Bungaku.

Overview

"Rashōmon" (Japanese: 羅生門) is a short story by Akutagawa Ryūnosuke based on tales from the Konjaku Monogatarishū. A man considering whether or not to become a thief meets a woman stealing hair from corpses. Their conversation explores the morality of theft.

The story was first published in 1915 in Teikoku Bungaku. Despite its name, it provided no direct plot material for the Akira Kurosawa movie Rashōmon, which was based on Akutagawa's 1921 short story, In a Grove.
(source: Wikipedia)

Note: The original Japanese version of Rashoumon is available on Feedbooks at feedbooks.com/book/3923


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789635246557
Publisher:
Booklassic
Publication date:
06/22/2015
Series:
Rashoumon
Sold by:
Content 2 Connect
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
333 KB

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