Kappa: a novel

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Owen, 1970 - Fiction - 141 pages
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User Review  - Michael.Rimmer - LibraryThing

I enjoyed Kappa, although I'm not sure that I entirely "got it". Maybe I don't know enough about Japanese society in the 1920s to recognise the social mores Akutagawa is satirising. That said, there ... Read full review

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User Review  - DoskoiPanda - LibraryThing

A fascinating look at early 20th century Japanese society (and humanity in general) through a satirical shory story. Others have likened it to Swift's Gulliver's Travels, but there are definite hints ... Read full review


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Ryunosuke Akutagawa (March 1, 1892 - July 24, 1927)was a Japanese writer active in Taisho period Japan. He is regarded as the "Father of the Japanese short story," and is noted for his superb style and finely detailed stories that explore the darker side of human nature.

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