Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories

Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)


Illustrator: Yoshihiro Tatsumi
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Format
Ebook
Price
$13.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101503096
  • 320 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Ryünosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927) is one of Japan’s foremost stylists – a modernist master whose short stories are marked by highly original imagery, cynicism, beauty and wild humour. ‘Rashömon’ and ‘In a Bamboo Grove’ inspired Kurosawa’s magnificent film and depict a past in which morality is turned upside down, while tales such as ‘The Nose’, ‘O-Gin’ and ‘Loyalty’ paint a rich and imaginative picture of a medieval Japan peopled by Shoguns and priests, vagrants and peasants. And in later works such as ‘Death Register’, ‘The Life of a Stupid Man’ and ‘Spinning Gears’, Akutagawa drew from his own life to devastating effect, revealing his intense melancholy and terror of madness in exquisitely moving impressionistic stories.

Series

Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio
Dante Alighieri
Illustrator: Eric Drooker
Joseph Conrad
Illustrator: Mike Mignola
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