Kappa: a novel

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Owen, 1970 - Fiction - 141 pages
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User Review  - renardkitsune - LibraryThing

Without the preface of this edition, the story reads as a flat, mildly amusing fairy tale. I agree with some of the other reviewers, that the introduction was more interesting than the story itself ... Read full review

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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

Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
7
Section 3
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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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