Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination

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Tuttle Publishing, Dec 15, 1989 - Literary Collections - 240 pages
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Collected in this chilling volume are some of the famous Japanese mystery writer Edowaga Rampo∆s best stories—bizarre and blood-curdling expeditions into the fantastic, the perverse, and the strange, in a marvelous homage to Rampo's literary "mentor," Edgar Allan Poe.

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Rampo Edogawa is an excellent writer and has impeccable storytelling skills with his short stories. That said, do realise that his stories were written around the 1920s and as such, the 'mysteries ... Read full review

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Read this for The Human Chair story. Though I was more looking for the Ito manga version... this was creepy. Read full review

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Hirai Taro (1894 – 1965), much more familiar as Edogawa Rampo, was the first modern writer of mysteries in Japan. The author's pen name is derived from the Japanese pronunciation of Edgar Allen Poe. He was the author of novels, short stories, and studies of the mystery genre.

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