Hell screen ; Cogwheels ; A fool's life
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JimElkins - LibraryThing
Dated Early Modernism I bought this because I ran across one of those great old Eridanos Library editions, and this one had a preface by Borges. Ryunosuke Akutagawa was an early 20th c. Japanese ... Read full review
Hell screen: Cogwheels. A fool's lifeUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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