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Rashomon, and Other Stories by [Akutagawa, Ryunosuke]
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In the spare, textured prose of these six short stories, [Akutagawa] brings us clear-eyed glimpses of human behavior. -- The New York Times

Synopsis

The stories included in this classic collection include: "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; "The Martyr" tells the story of silent suffering in Christian Nagasaki; and "Kesa and Morito" is 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 Akutagawa's 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 balance of illusion and reality." - Howard Hibbett.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 324 KB
  • Print Length: 40 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1479125652
  • Publisher: Evergreen Review, Inc. (20 Nov. 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004GKM4PY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #751,773 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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