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Ryunosuke Akutagawa was the author of over 100 short stories. Described as one of the best-read men of his generation, he re degree in English Literature at Tokyo Imperial University and published translations by Anatole France and W. B. Yeats. Two of his short stories from this collection became the basis of the award-winning movie Rashomon by famed director Akira Kurosawa. In 1927, he committed suicide at the age of thirty-five.
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 driven to kill someone he doesn't hate by a lover whom he doesn't love.

"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

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ISBN 9784805308820
Genre LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Asian
Format Paperback
Pages 123
Publisher Date 2007-11-15 00:00:00.0
Publisher Tuttle Pub
Height 8.0 in
Wdth 5.25 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Unit weight 0.3 lb
Language English
Subtitle And Other Stories
Series Name Tuttle Classics
Audience College/higher education
Authors Akutagawa, Ryunosuke
Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
Country of Origin United States

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