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Akutagawa, Ryūnosuke 1892-1927

Works: 1,205 works in 3,933 publications in 23 languages and 21,659 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Examinations, questions, etc  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musicals  History  Portraits  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Other, Attributed name, Creator, Conceptor
Classifications: PL801.K8, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
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Most widely held works by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
Rashomon, and other stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Book )

36 editions published between 1952 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
Japanese short stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Book )

98 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kappa; a novel by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Book )

170 editions published between 1928 and 2013 in 16 languages and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When first published, Kappa was perceived varyingly as a children's story, a sweeping and satirical criticism of Japanese society, and a socialistic analysis - but this important work from one of Japan's most prolific short story writers seems to defy literary classification. Written shortly before Akutagawa's suicide, as he became increasingly obsessed with his own unhappiness as well as the hallucinations and delusions that assailed him, Kappa takes place somewhere between dream and reality. Kappa is told in the first person from the perspective of an institutionalized madman, identified only as Patient No. 23
Rashōmon and other stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Book )

246 editions published between 1917 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shou lu jie chuan de zhong duan pian xiao shuo gong shi san pian. " luo sheng men " yi feng yu bu tou de bu ju jiang ren tui xiang sheng si jue ze de ji xian, cong er zhan shi le " e " de wu ke hui bi, di yi ci chuan di chu zuo zhe dui ren de li jie, dui ren de wu nai yu jue wang
Exotic Japanese stories, the beautiful and the grotesque; 16 unusual tales and unforgettable images by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Book )

9 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akutagawa Ryūnosuke by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Book )

147 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hell screen ; Cogwheels ; A fool's life by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Book )

106 editions published between 1921 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
A fool's life by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Book )

25 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TuTze-Chun by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Book )

31 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One young man was looking at sky emptly under the west gate of capital city Luoyan of Tan. His name is To Shishun and once he was a son of wealthy family, but now all the fortune is gone
Rashomon; a drama in two acts by Fay Kanin( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales grotesque and curious by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Book )

22 editions published between 1930 and 2007 in English and Hungarian and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

61 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film explores the murder of a man, the rape of his wife in a forest grove as seen from four different perspectives
Breaking into Japanese literature : seven modern classics in parallel text by Giles Murray( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a graded reader for Japanese literature. There are 7 stories, 4 by Sōseki and 3 by Akutagawa, representing 3 different reading levels. In each case the story is presented in Japanese and English with a running dictionary of terms used. An audio version of the stories is available as MP3 files on the Internet
Akutagawa Ryūnosuke zenshū by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Book )

42 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of Akutagawa Ryūnosuke
Rashômon : et autres contes by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Book )

33 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ensemble de contes sombres, cruels et inquiétants se déroulant dans le Japon ancien
Kumo no ito ; Toshishun by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Book )

68 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lord Buddha shows mercy to a robber suffering in hell by sending him a spider's thread which he can use to climb out of hell into paradise
Shuju no kotoba by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Book )

80 editions published between 1927 and 2014 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cogwheels and other stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Book )

27 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Akutagawa : Rashomon, Hell screen, Cogwheels, A fool's life and other short fiction by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See what I wanna see by Michael John LaChiusa( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on three short stories. In "Kesa and Morito" set in medieval Japan, two lovers sing of the ecstasy and torment of their illicit affair and their determination to end it that night. Neither knows the other's intent. "R. Shomon" set in 1951, New York City, follows the investigation of a crime of passion and the witnesses' contradicting versions of the event. An innocent bystander, a cunning thief, a flirtatious wife, a psychic, even the ghost of thte murdered man are all caught in a web of deceit, where everyone's truth may be a lie. "Gloryday" set in present-day New York City, introduces a priest during a crisis of faith after a terrible tragedy strikes the city. Disillusioned and angry, he plays a practical joke and posts an anonymous letter in Central Park, declaring that Christ will appear, rising from the pond. At first, the joke is embraced by an unstable CPA, who has chosen to live in the wilds of the park. Soon others begin to believe in the miracle, including a drug-addicted actress and a bitter reporter--even the priest's atheist aunt. On the day of the miracle, a storm blows through the Park, and only the priest sees his lie become a truth
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Audience level: 0.48 (from 0.28 for Rashōmon ... to 0.85 for Rashômon ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Rashomon, and other stories
Alternative Names


Akutagava, R.

Akutagava, Ri︠u︡noskė

Akutagava, Ri︠u︡noskė 1892-1927

Akutagava, Riunosuke.

Akutagava, Rjūnoske

Akutagava, Rjūnoske 1892-1927

Akutagava, Rjunosuke

Akutagava Rjnoszuke japn kltő, r

Akutagava Ryunoske

Akutagava, Ryūnosuke 1892-1927

Akutagawa, Riunosuke 1892-1927

Akutagawa, Rjunosuke

Akutagawa, Rjnosuke 1892-1927

Akutagawa, Ryunosecke 1892-1927

Akutagawa, Ryunossuke 1892-1927

Akutagawa, Ryunosuke

Akutagawa, Ryūnosuke 1892-1927

Akutagawa Ryūnosuke japanischer Dichter und Schriftsteller

Akutagawa Ryunosuke japansk frfattare

Akutagawa, Ryuunosuke 1892-1927

Akutahava, Ri︠u︡noske

Akutakava, Ri︠u︡noskė 1892-1927

Akutakava, Rjunoske 1892-1927

Akutakawa, Riunoske 1892-1927

Akutakawa, Ryūnosuke 1892-1927

Akutaqava Rnoske

Akwtagava Ryunosk

Chōkōdō shujin 1892-1927

Gaki 1892-1927

Jiechuan, Longzhijie 1892-1927

R. Akutagawa

Riunoske Akutagava.

Ri︠u︡noskė, Akutagava 1892-1927

Ri︠u︡noskė, Akutakava 1892-1927

Rjūnoske, Akutagava 1892-1927

Rjnosuke Akutagawa

Rjnosuke Akutagawa 1892-1927

Ryunosuke Akutagava

Ryūnosuke, Akutagawa

Ryūnosuke, Akutagawa 1892-1927

Ryūnosuke Akutagawa escritor japons

Ryūnosuke Akutagawa Japanese writer

Ryunosuke Akutagawa Japans schrijver

Ryunosuke Akutagawa japansk skribent

Ryūnosuke Akutagawa japoński pisarz

Ryūnosuke Akutagawa scrittore e poeta giapponese

Ryuunosuke, Akutagawa

Ρυουνοσούκε Ακουταγκάβα Ιάπωνας συγγραφέας

Акутагава Рунаскэ

Акутагава Руноскэ

Акутагава, Рюноске

Акутагава, Рюноске 1892-1927

Акутагава, Рюноскэ.

Акутагава, Рюноскэ 1892-1927

Акутаґава Рюносуке

Рюноске Акутагава

Рюноске, Акутагава 1892-1927

Рюноскэ, Акутагава 1892-1927

Рюноскэ Акутагава японский писатель, классик новой японской литературы

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אקוטגאווה ריונוסוקה

اكۋتاگاۆا ريۋنوسكە

ریونوسوکه آکوتاگاوا نویسنده ژاپنی

അകുതാഗവ റൂണോസുകെ

ริวโนะซุเกะ อะกุตะงะวะ

აკუტაგავა რიუნოსკე

아쿠타가와 류노스케

あくたがわ, りゅうのすけ

アクタガワ, リュウノスケ 1892-1927



我鬼 1892-1927


澄江堂主人 1892-1927

芥川, 龍之介

芥川 龍之介 1892-1927


芥川龙之介 1892-1927

芥川龍之助 1892-1927

Japanese short storiesKappa; a novelAkutagawa RyūnosukeA fool's lifeTuTze-ChunRashomon; a drama in two actsRashōmonBreaking into Japanese literature : seven modern classics in parallel text