Rashomon & Seventeen Other Stories

Author: Akutagawa Ryunosuke

Price: $9.95
$9.95
SKU: 9780140449709
Ryunosuke 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. 'Rashomon' 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.
Price: $9.95
Published:27/04/2006
Format:Paperback, 256 pages
RRP:$9.95
price:AUD $9.95
ISBN-13:9780140449709
ISBN-10:0140449701
Publisher:Penguin UK

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