Hell screen ; Cogwheels ; A fool's life

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Eridanos Press, 1987 - Fiction - 145 pages
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These three stories are experimental works by one of the most important early-twentieth century Japanese authors. Ryunosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927) is best known for his stories derived from historical incidents or legends; for example, "Rashomon", the basis of the famous film.

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Hell screen: Cogwheels. A fool's life

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Here are three short stories by the author of Rashomon , who committed suicide in 1927 at age 35. As Borges reminds us, the author's rhetorical structures may show Western influences but his subjects ... Read full review

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Ryunosuke Akutagawa died by suicide in 1927 at the age of thirty-five.

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