The Essential Akutagawa: Rashomon, Hell Screen, Cogwheels, a Fools Life and Other Short Fiction Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

ISBN: 9781568860619

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The Essential Akutagawa: Rashomon, Hell Screen, Cogwheels, a Fools Life and Other Short Fiction  by  Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

The Essential Akutagawa: Rashomon, Hell Screen, Cogwheels, a Fools Life and Other Short Fiction by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
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Akutagawas voice is one of the most remarkable in modern Japanese fiction: an acutely intelligent mind, a humiliated soul, engaging as readily with Baudelaire as with Confucius. These narratives and vignettes -- some having received little attentionMoreAkutagawas voice is one of the most remarkable in modern Japanese fiction: an acutely intelligent mind, a humiliated soul, engaging as readily with Baudelaire as with Confucius. These narratives and vignettes -- some having received little attention until now -- delicately dovetail ancient myth with modern reflection.

Akutagawa combines Eastern sentiment with Western thought to astonishing effect, offering a uniquely moving insight into mental and social fragmentation.



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