Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories

Publisher : Penguin UK
Release Date :
ISBN : 0141902876
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (141 users)

Download or read book Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories written by Ryunosuke Akutagawa and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2007-04-05 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ryünosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927) is one of Japan’s 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 Kurosawa’s 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.

Rashōmon and Seventeen Other Stories

Publisher : Penguin Classics
Release Date :
ISBN : 9780143039846
Pages : 268 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (39 users)

Download or read book Rashōmon and Seventeen Other Stories written by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa and published by Penguin Classics. This book was released on 2006 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection features a brilliant new translation of the Japanese master's stories with an introduction by Haruki Murakami. Akutagawa's disturbing tales of human passion capture the cultural upheaval of early twentieth century Japan, ranging from ?In the Grove,” the basis of Kurosawa's famous film Rashomon, to Akutagawa's later, more autobiographical writings.

Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories

Publisher : ePenguin
Release Date :
ISBN : 9780140449709
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (449 users)

Download or read book Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories written by Ryunosuke Akutagawa and published by ePenguin. This book was released on 2007-04-05 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ryünosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927) is one of Japan�s 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 Kurosawa�s 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.

Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories

Publisher : ePenguin
Release Date :
ISBN : 9780140449709
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (449 users)

Download or read book Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories written by Ryunosuke Akutagawa and published by ePenguin. This book was released on 2007-04-05 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ryünosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927) is one of Japan�s 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 Kurosawa�s 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.

Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories

Publisher : ePenguin
Release Date :
ISBN : 9780140449709
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (449 users)

Download or read book Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories written by Ryunosuke Akutagawa and published by ePenguin. This book was released on 2007-04-05 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ryünosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927) is one of Japan�s 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 Kurosawa�s 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.

The Life of a Stupid Man

Publisher : Penguin UK
Release Date :
ISBN : 014139773X
Pages : 80 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (141 users)

Download or read book The Life of a Stupid Man written by Ryunosuke Akutagawa and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2015-02-26 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'What is the life of a human being - a drop of dew, a flash of lightning? This is so sad, so sad.' Autobiographical stories from one of Japan's masters of modernist story-telling. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Ryunosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927). Akutagawa's Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories is also available in Penguin Classics.

Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories

Publisher : ePenguin
Release Date :
ISBN : 9780140449709
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (449 users)

Download or read book Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories written by Ryunosuke Akutagawa and published by ePenguin. This book was released on 2007-04-05 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ryünosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927) is one of Japan�s 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 Kurosawa�s 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.

The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories

Publisher : Penguin UK
Release Date :
ISBN : 014139563X
Pages : 472 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (141 users)

Download or read book The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories written by Jay Rubin and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2018-06-28 with total page 472 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This fantastically varied and exciting collection celebrates the great Japanese short story, from its modern origins in the nineteenth century to the remarkable works being written today. Short story writers already well-known to English-language readers are all included here - Tanizaki, Akutagawa, Murakami, Mishima, Kawabata - but also many surprising new finds. From Yuko Tsushima's 'Flames' to Yuten Sawanishi's 'Filling Up with Sugar', from Shin'ichi Hoshi's 'Shoulder-Top Secretary' to Banana Yoshimoto's 'Bee Honey', The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories is filled with fear, charm, beauty and comedy. Curated by Jay Rubin, who has himself freshly translated several of the stories, and introduced by Haruki Murakami, this book will be a revelation to its readers.

Short Story

Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Release Date :
ISBN : 074863214X
Pages : 304 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (748 users)

Download or read book Short Story written by Paul March-Russell and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2009-05-15 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new general introduction emphasises the importance of the short story to an understanding of modern fiction.In twenty succinct chapters, the study paints a complete portrait of the short story - its history, culture, aesthetics and economics. European innovators such as Chekhov, Flaubert and Kafka are compared to Irish, New Zealand and British practitioners such as Joyce, Mansfield and Carter as well as writers in the American tradition, from Hawthorne and Poe to Barthelme and Carver.Fresh attention is paid to experimental, postcolonial and popular fiction alongside developments in Anglo-American, Hispanic and European literature. Critical approaches to the short story are debated and reassessed, while discussion of the short story is related to contemporary critical theory. In what promises to be essential reading for students and academics, the study sets out to prove that the short story remains vital to the emerging culture of the twenty-first century.

Inwardness

Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release Date :
ISBN : 023154975X
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (231 users)

Download or read book Inwardness written by Jonardon Ganeri and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2021-08-10 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Where do we look when we look inward? In what sort of space does our inner life take place? Augustine said that to turn inward is to find oneself in a library of memories, while the Indian Buddhist tradition holds that we are self-illuminating beings casting light onto a world of shadows. And a disquieting set of dissenters has claimed that inwardness is merely an illusion—or, worse, a deceit. Jonardon Ganeri explores philosophical reflections from many of the world’s intellectual cultures, ancient and modern, on how each of us inhabits an inner world. In brief and lively chapters, he ranges across an unexpected assortment of diverse thinkers: Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Chinese, and Western philosophy and literature from the Upaniṣads, Socrates, and Avicenna to Borges, Simone Weil, and Rashōmon. Ganeri examines the various metaphors that have been employed to explain interiority—shadows and mirrors, masks and disguises, rooms and enclosed spaces—as well as the interfaces and boundaries between inner and outer worlds. Written in a cosmopolitan spirit, this book is a thought-provoking consideration of the value—or peril—of turning one’s gaze inward for all readers who have sought to map the geography of the mind.

East Meets West

Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release Date :
ISBN : 1443863130
Pages : 231 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (443 users)

Download or read book East Meets West written by Reiko Aiura and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2014-06-30 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The 13th International Conference on the Literature of Region and Nation, held at Biwako in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, in the summer of 2010, fully maintained the tradition established in this long-running conference series of bringing together scholars from many countries and many fields of specialisation. Although the conferences have taken place in widely scattered locations, this was the first to be held in an Asian country; and the opportunity this presented of focusing on the cultural links between East and West was taken up enthusiastically by the participants. Several of the papers explore aspects, sometimes unexpected, of the cultural cross-fertilisation between Japan, or the Orient in general, and the national literatures of the West. Others concentrate on iconic figures from regions of the English-speaking world with strongly-developed individual literary traditions. All the papers have been peer-reviewed, and extensively revised in order to maximise their impact in the written word. The collection demonstrates the stimulating effect of cross-cultural interaction in the field of literary studies of East and West.

The Dilemma of Faith in Modern Japanese Literature

Publisher : Routledge
Release Date :
ISBN : 1351228048
Pages : 204 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (351 users)

Download or read book The Dilemma of Faith in Modern Japanese Literature written by Massimiliano Tomasi and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-04-19 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first book-length study to explore the links between Christianity and modern Japanese literature, this book analyses the process of conversion of nine canonical authors, unveiling the influence that Christianity had on their self-construction, their oeuvre and, ultimately, the trajectory of modern Japanese literature. Building significantly on previous research, which has treated the intersections of Christianity with the Japanese literary world in only a cursory fashion, this book emphasizes the need to make a clear distinction between the different roles played by Catholicism and Protestantism. In particular, it argues that most Meiji and Taishō intellectuals were exposed to an exclusively Protestant and mainly Calvinist derivation of Christianity and so it is against this worldview that the connections between the two ought to be assessed. Examining the work of authors such as Kitamura Tōkoku, Akutagawa Ryūnosuke and Nagayo Yoshirō, this book also contextualises the spread of Christianity in Japan and challenges the notion that Christian thought was in conflict with mainstream literary schools. As such, this book explains how the dualities experienced by many modern writers were in fact the manifestation of manifold developments which placed Christianity at the center, rather than at the periphery, of their process of self-construction. The Dilemma of Faith in Modern Japanese Literature will be of great interest to students and scholars of Japanese modern literature, as well as those interested in Religious Studies and Japanese Studies more generally.

"A Study Guide for Ryunosuke Akutagawa's ""Rash?mon"""

Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Release Date :
ISBN : 002866552X
Pages : 18 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (28 users)

Download or read book "A Study Guide for Ryunosuke Akutagawa's ""Rash?mon""" written by Gale, Cengage and published by Gale, Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2018-12-13 with total page 18 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A Study Guide for Ryunosuke Akutagawa's ""Rash?mon"", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs."

Holy Ghosts

Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Release Date :
ISBN : 0824855000
Pages : 210 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (824 users)

Download or read book Holy Ghosts written by Rebecca Suter and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 2015-02-28 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Christians are a tiny minority in Japan, less than one percent of the total population. Yet Christianity is ubiquitous in Japanese popular culture. From the giant mutant “angels” of the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise to the Jesus-themed cocktails enjoyed by customers in Tokyo’s Christon café, Japanese popular culture appropriates Christianity in both humorous and unsettling ways. By treating the Western religion as an exotic cultural practice, Japanese demonstrate the reversibility of cultural stereotypes and force us to reconsider common views of global cultural flows and East-West relations. Of particular interest is the repeated reappearance in modern fiction of the so-called “Christian century” of Japan (1549–1638), the period between the arrival of the Jesuit missionaries and the last Christian revolt before the final ban on the foreign religion. Literary authors as different as Akutagawa Ryūnosuke, Endō Shūsaku, Yamada Fūtarō, and Takemoto Novala, as well as film directors, manga and anime authors, and videogame producers have all expressed their fascination with the lives and works of Catholic missionaries and Japanese converts and produced imaginative reinterpretations of the period. In Holy Ghosts, Rebecca Suter explores the reasons behind the popularity of the Christian century in modern Japanese fiction and reflects on the role of cross-cultural representations in Japan. Since the opening of the ports in the Meiji period, Japan’s relationship with Euro-American culture has oscillated between a drive towards Westernization and an antithetical urge to “return to Asia.” Exploring the twentieth-century’s fascination with the Christian Century enables Suter to reflect on modern Japan’s complex combination of Orientalism, self-Orientalism, and Occidentalism. By looking back at a time when the Japanese interacted with Europeans in ways that were both similar to and different from modern dealings, fictional representations of the Christian century offer an opportunity to reflect critically not only on cross-cultural negotiation but also more broadly on both Japanese and Western social and political formations. The ghosts of the Christian century that haunt modern Japanese fiction thus prompt us to rethink conventional notions of East-West exchanges, mutual representations, and power relations, complicating our understanding of global modernity.

Rethinking Japanese Modernism

Publisher : Global Oriental
Release Date :
ISBN : 9004211306
Pages : 561 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (4 users)

Download or read book Rethinking Japanese Modernism written by Roy Starrs and published by Global Oriental. This book was released on 2011-10-14 with total page 561 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By adopting an open, multidisciplinary, and transnational approach, this book sheds new light both on the specific achievements and on the often-unexpected interrelationships of the writers, artists and thinkers who helped to define the Japanese version of modernism and modernity.

Bong Hits 4 Jesus

Publisher : University of Alaska Press
Release Date :
ISBN : 1602230897
Pages : 384 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (62 users)

Download or read book Bong Hits 4 Jesus written by James C. Foster and published by University of Alaska Press. This book was released on 2010-10-15 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Before Sarah Palin, Alaska gave us Morse v. Frederick, the 2007 Supreme Court case conventionally known as "Bong HiTs 4 Jesus." Foster's book puts the case in context. The precipitous slide in Supreme Court protection for free speech in high school since Tinker in the 1960's is only part of the story.ùJohn Brigham, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, author of Material Law --Book Jacket.

Found in Translation

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date :
ISBN : 1786695286
Pages : 1767 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (786 users)

Download or read book Found in Translation written by Frank Wynne and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2018-09-06 with total page 1767 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Without translation, we would be living in provinces bordering on silence' George Steiner. It is impossible to overstate the influence world literatures have had in defining each other. No culture exists in isolation; all writers are part of the intertwining braid of literature. Found In Translation brings together one hundred glittering diamonds of world literature, celebrating not only the original texts themselves but also the art of translation. From Azerbijan to Uzbekistan, by way of China and Bengal, Suriname and Slovenia, some of the greatest voices of world literature come together in a thunderous chorus. If the authors include Nobel Prize winners, some of the translators are equally famous – here, Saul Bellow translates Isaac Beshevis Singer, D.H. Lawrence and Edith Wharton translate classic Italian short stories, and Victoria Hislop has taken her first venture into translation with the only short story written by Constantine P. Cavafy. This exciting, original and brilliantly varied collection of stories takes the reader literally on a journey, exploring the best short stories the globe has to offer.