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This review is from: Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
I have not seen Kurosawa's film, so I came to this book uncontaminated with preconception. Akutagawa's prose is so fluid and he catches you with such beautiful quirks of description, such sharp whips of humour, and so many revelations of his humanity and depth in a short space that it's no wonder he is considered one of Japan's greatest writers. An effortless read packed with variety and pleasure. You have to buy it and see.