Hell screen ; Cogwheels ; A fool's life

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Eridanos Press, 1987 - Fiction - 145 pages
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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 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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About the author (1987)

Brilliant, sensitive, neurotic, Akutagawa Ryunosuke left over 100 stories before his suicide at age 35. Feudal fables are often the source for his tales, but Akutagawa also brought his knowledge of several world literatures to enrich his writing. His best-known story, "In a Grove" ("Yabu no naka"), has become a play and was made into the prizewinning movie Rashomon by Kurosawa Akira (see Vol. 3).

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