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Rashomon and Other Stories - by Ryunosuke Akutagawa (Paperback)

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Widely acknowledged as "the father of the Japanese short story," Ryunosuke Akutagawa remains one of the most influential Japanese writers of all time. Rashomon and Other Stories, a collection of his most celebrated work, resonates as strongly today as when it first published a century ago. This volume includes:
  • In a Grove: An iconic, contradictory tale of the murder of a samurai in a forest near Kyoto told through three varying accounts
  • Rashomon: A masterless samurai contemplates following a life of crime as he encounters an old woman at the old Rashomon gate outside Kyoto
  • Yam Gruel: A low-ranking court official laments his position all the while yearning for his favorite, yet humble, dish
  • The Martyr: Set in Japan's Christian missionary era, a young boy is excommunicated for fathering an illegitimate child, but not all is as it seems
  • Kesa and Morito: An adulterous couple plots to kill the woman's husband as the situation threatens to spin out of control
  • The Dragon: A priest concocts a prank involving a dragon, but the tall tale begins to take on a life of its own
Number of Pages: 126
Genre: Literary Collections, Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pgw
Author: Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Language: English
Street Date: August 21, 2018
TCIN: 53803787
UPC: 9784805314630
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-7003
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