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ISBN-10: 0977857603

ISBN-13: 9780977857609

Edition: 2007

Authors: Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Charles De Wolf

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"Extravagance and horror are in his work but never in his style, which is always crystal clear."-Jorge Luis Borges "In [Akutagawa's] spare, textured prose . . . he brings us clear-eyed glimpses of human behavior."- The New York Times Book Review In Mandarins, Ryunosuke Akutagawa blends a sense of sad inevitability with -subtle irony. Reflective and often humorous, these tales reveal an enormous amount about Japanese culture, while the inner struggles of the characters always strike the universal.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Steerforth Press
Publication date: 7/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 255
Size: 6.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Born in Tokyo in 1892. In 1915, he published Rashomon, which gained international recognition and became a classic film. After a period of severe depression, Akutagawa committed suicide in 1927, at age thirty-five. Eight years after Akutagawa's death he was commemorated through the establishment of the Akutagawa Prize for literature, the most prestigious literary prize in Japan.

At the Seashore
An Evening Conversation
The Handkerchief
An Enlightened Husband
Kesa and Morito
The Death of a Disciple
O'er a Withered Moor
The Garden
The Life of a Fool
The Villa of the Black Crane
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Translator's Afterword