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|Material Type:||Document, Fiction, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Ryunosuke Akutagawa; Haruki Murakami; Jay Rubin
|Target Audience:||Trade; 18-up; 12-up|
|Description:||1 online resource (320 p.)|
|Other Titles:||The Writer's Craft.|
Ryünosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927) is one of Japans foremost stylists - a modernist master whose short stories are marked by highly original imagery, cynicism, beauty and wild humour. Rashömon and In a Bamboo Grove inspired Kurosawas magnificent film and depict a past in which morality is turned upside down, while tales such as The Nose, O-Gin and Loyalty paint a rich and imaginative picture of a medieval Japan peopled by Shoguns and priests, vagrants and peasants. And in later works such as Death Register, The Life of a Stupid Man and Spinning Gears, Akutagawa drew from his own life to devastating effect, revealing his intense melancholy and terror of madness in exquisitely moving impressionistic stories.