RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 62760711 LA Translated from the Japanese. T1 Rashōmon and seventeen other stories A1 Akutagawa, Ryūnosuke,, Rubin, Jay,, Murakami, Haruki,, PB Penguin PP London; New York YR 2006 SN 0140449701 9780140449709 AB "Akutagawa (1892-1927) was one of Japan's foremost stylists - a modernist master whose stories are marked by original imagery, cynicism, beauty and wild humour. Including both famous and little-known works, some translated into English for the first time, this volume reveals Akutagawa in a new light. In his introduction, Haruki Murakami explores Akutagawa's place in Japanese culture and influence on his own writing, while Jay Rubin's translations capture the spirit of the originals."--Cover.