Rashomon: And Other Stories (Paperback)
This collection of short stories includes "In a Grove", a psychologically sophisticated tale about murder, rape, and suicide; "Rashomon", the story of a thief scared into honesty by an encounter with a ghoul; and "Kesa and Morito", the story of man dri...
"There are enough Swiftian touches in Akutagawa to show his hatred of stupidity, greed, hypocrisy and the rising jingoism of the day. But AkutagawaÆs 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 precarious balance of illusion and reality."Howard Hibbett, from the Introduction of Rashomon and Other Stories
|Genre||LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Asian|
|Publisher Date||2007-11-15 00:00:00.0|
|Unit weight||0.3 lb|
|Subtitle||And Other Stories|
|Series Name||Tuttle Classics|
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