Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories

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Ry'nosuke 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. 'Rash'mon' and 'In a Bamboo Grove' inspired Kurosawa's magnificent f ...Continua
Ryonosuke ha fatto storie che comprendevano orrore, cinismo, commedia, dramma, realismo e, naturalmente, bellezza. Ogni singola delle sue storie è splendidamente scritta e si può dire che era appassionato di quello che stava facendo (esclusi quelli s...Continua
Wrote 10/17/11
Japanese to the nth degree
I love Japanese culture, their history, spiritual beliefs, and sense of reality/surreality. These aspects are readily captured here and more. It is clear to the western reader that the stories are also infused with western myth and sensibilities. The...Continua
Lost in translation
I read this book and really liked it, even though I don't understand most of what is going on in the stories... I just like the way the guy writes. Plus the stories keep me interested to find out what the heck is going on. I recomend it, plus the end...Continua

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