Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories

Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Author: Ryunosuke Akutagawa

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101503092

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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One of Penguin Classics' most popular translations—now also in our elegant black spine dress Ryünosuke Akutagawa 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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Life of a Stupid Man

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).

Author: Ryunosuke Akutagawa

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014139773X

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

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'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.

The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories

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.

Author: Jay Rubin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014139563X

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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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 An Introduction

Ahmad, Rukhsana and Rahila Gupta, eds. 1994. Flaming Spirit. London: Virago.
Aidoo, Ama Ata. 1995. No Sweetness Here and Other Stories. New York:
Feminist Press. Akutagawa, Ryunosuke. 2006. Rashomon and Seventeen Other
Stories ...

Author: Paul March-Russell

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074863214X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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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.

The Dilemma of Faith in Modern Japanese Literature

50 51 52 “Daidōji Shinsuke: The Early Years,” English translation in Jay Rubin,
Rashōmon and Seventeen Other Stories, 152, 153. As has already been noted
by previous scholarship, in 1907 Doppo wrote a number of short stories that dealt

Author: Massimiliano Tomasi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351228048

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

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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.

Bong Hits 4 Jesus

... her husband killed in the forest. See Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Rashomon and
Seventeen Other Stories, Jay Rubin, trans., Haruki Murakami, intro. (New York:
Penguin Classics, 2009), and Akira Kurosawa, Rashomon (Daiei Motion Picture

Author: James C. Foster

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN: 1602230900

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 831

In January 2002, for the first time, the Olympic Torch Relay visited Alaska on its way to the Winter Games. When the relay runner and accompanying camera cars passed Juneau-Douglas High School, senior Joseph Frederick and several friends unfurled a fourteen-foot banner reading "BONG HiTS 4 JESUS." An in-depth look at student rights within a public high school, this book chronicles the events that followed: Frederick's suspension, the subsequent suit against the school district, and, ultimately, the escalation of a local conflict into a federal case. Brought to life through interviews with the principal figures in the case, Bong Hits 4 Jesus is a gripping tale of the boundaries of free speech in an American high school.

The Japanization of Modernity

publishers were asked to use the same selection of stories , based on the idea
that those would be the ones that most appealed to an “ international audience .
... Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories 216 Notes to Pages 182–89.

Author: Rebecca Suter

Publisher: Harvard Univ Council on East Asian


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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Murakami Haruki is perhaps the best-known and most widely translated Japanese author of his time. Bringing a comparative perspective to the study of Murakami's fiction, Suter complicates our understanding of the author's oeuvre and highlights his contributions not only as a popular writer but also as a cultural critic on both sides of the Pacific.

Rashomon and Other Stories

The bow wound with leather strips, the black lacquered quiver, the seventeen
arrows with hawk feathers— these were all in his possession I believe. yes, sir,
the horse is, as you say, a sorrel with a fine mane. A little beyond the stone bridge
I ...

Author: Ryunosuke Akutagawa

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462900119

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

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"Clear-eyed glimpses of human behavior in the extremities of poverty, stupidity, greed, vanity… Story-telling of an unconventional sort, with most of the substance beneath the shining, enameled surface." —The New York Times Book Review Widely acknowledged as "the father of the Japanese short story," Ryunosuke Akutagawa remains one of the most influential Japanese writers of all time. Rashomon and Other Stories, a collection of his most celebrated work, resonates as strongly today as when it first published a century ago. This volume includes: In a Grove: An iconic, contradictory tale of the murder of a samurai in a forest near Kyoto told through three varying accounts Rashomon: A masterless samurai contemplates following a life of crime as he encounters an old woman at the old Rashomon gate outside Kyoto Yam Gruel: A low-ranking court official laments his position all the while yearning for his favorite, yet humble, dish The Martyr: Set in Japan's Christian missionary era, a young boy is excommunicated for fathering an illegitimate child, but not all is as it seems Kesa and Morito: An adulterous couple plots to kill the woman's husband as the situation threatens to spin out of control The Dragon: A priest concocts a prank involving a dragon, but the tall tale begins to take on a life of its own With a new foreward by noted Akutagawa scholar Seiji Lippit, this updated version of a classic collection is a an excellent, readable introduction to Japanese literature.

Analysing David Peace

Accessed February 28 2011. http://www.independent.co.uk/artsentertainment/
books/features/david-peace-occupied-city1767246.html#Scene_1. Akutagawa,
Rynjnosuke. 2006. Rashômon and Seventeen Other Stories, trans. Jay Rubin.

Author: Katy Shaw

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443831174

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 155

View: 542

Analysing David Peace provides an exciting, challenging and accessible critical introduction to the work of contemporary British novelist David Peace. Through a detailed analysis of his writings, as well as the socio-cultural contexts of their production and dissemination, the collection explores Peace’s attempts to capture the sensibilities of late twentieth century society and contributes to an ongoing debate in the media about his representations. Peace is an emerging author who is widely read and taught and whose novels are increasingly celebrated. In the past decade Peace has won the James Tait Black Memorial Award and was named as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. The four novels of his Red Riding Quartet interrogate British society of the 1970s/80s through the prism of the hunt for the serial killer dubbed the Yorkshire Ripper. GB84 examines the machinations of the 1984–5 UK miners’ strike, while The Damned United explores relationships between masculinity and football through the doomed reign of manager Brian Clough at British football club Leeds United in 1974. In the Tokyo Trilogy, Peace develops an interest in occupation and the occult, interrogating Japan’s post-war legacy of defeat and its resonance to our contemporary world. This collection offers an essential guide to the work of David Peace, as well as a unique insight into his canon to date.

Critical Aesthetics

The protagonist of the autobiographical story “ Haguruma , ” for example , claims
“ I have no conscience at all – least of all an artistic conscience . All I have is
nerves . ” See Ryūnosuke Akutagawa : Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories

Author: James Dorsey

Publisher: Harvard Univ Council on East Asian


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 283

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This study revolves around the career of Kobayashi Hideo (1902–1983), one of the seminal figures in the history of modern Japanese literary criticism, whose interpretive vision was forged amidst the cultural and ideological crises that dominated intellectual discourse between the 1920s and the 1940s. Kobayashi sought in criticism a vehicle through which to rhetorically restore to the artistic work an aura of concreteness that precluded interpretation and instead inspired awe, to somehow recover a literary experience unmediated by intellectual machinations. In adhering firmly to this worldview for the duration of World War II, Kobayashi came to assume a complex stance toward the wartime regime. Although his interweaving of aesthetics and ideology exhibited elements of both resistance and complicity, his critical ethos served ultimately to undergird his wartime fascist stance by encouraging acquiescence to authority, championing patriotism, and calling for more vigorous thought control. Treating Kobayashi’s influential works and the historical context in which they are rooted, James Dorsey traces the emergence of a modern critical consciousness in conversation with such concerns as the nature of materiality in capitalist culture, the relationship of narrative to subjectivity, and the nostalgia for beauty in a time of war.


And Other Stories. ... For the record , I might say that the other day I tried to arrest
him , but unfortunately he escaped . ... The bow wound with leather strips , the
black lacquered quiver , the seventeen arrows with hawk feathers — these were
all ...

Author: Ryūnosuke Akutagawa



Category: Japan

Page: 95

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The Greatest English Novels to Read in a Lifetime

Fifty timeless novels in one collection, plus additional bonus classics: The Oresteia by Aeschylus Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa Little Women by Louisa May Alcott The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri Between ...

Author: Various

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525507906

Category: Fiction


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Fifty timeless novels in one collection, plus additional bonus classics: The Oresteia (Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides) by Aeschylus; Translated by Robert Fagles; Introduction by W. B. Stanford; Notes by W. B. Stanford Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories (Deluxe Edition) by Ryunosuke Akutagawa; Introduction by Haruki Murakami; Translated by Jay Rubin; Illustrated by Yoshihiro Tatsumi Little Women (150th-Anniversary Annotated Deluxe Edition) by Louisa May Alcott; Foreword by Patti Smith; Edited by Anne Boyd Rioux; Introduction by Anne Boyd Rioux; Notes by Anne Boyd Rioux The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri; Translated by Robin Kirkpatrick (contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso) Between Past and Future by Hannah Arendt and Jerome Kohn Eichmann in Jerusalem by Hannah Arendt; Introduction by Amos Elon Pride and Prejudice (Deluxe Edition) by Jane Austen; Illustrated by Ruben Toledo The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie; Introduction by Jack Zipes (contains Peter Pan, Peter and Wendy, and Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens) The Wizard of Oz And Other Wonderful Books of Oz: The Emerald City of Oz and Glinda of Oz (Deluxe Edition) by L. Frank Baum; Introduction by Jack Zipes; Notes by Jack Zipes; Illustrated by Rachell Sumpter Around the World in Seventy-Two Days and Other Writings by Nellie Bly; Edited by Jean Marie Lutes; Introduction by Jean Marie Lutes; Notes by Jean Marie Lutes; Foreword by Maureen Corrigan The Brontë Sisters (Deluxe Edition) by Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, and Anne Brontë (contains Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, Wuthering Heights By Emily Brontë, and Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (150th-Anniversary Deluxe Edition) by Lewis Carroll; Introduction by Charlie Lovett; Illustrated by John Tenniel In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin The Spy by James Fenimore Cooper Great Expectations (Deluxe Edition) by Charles Dickens; Introduction by Tanya Agathocleous; Illustrated by Tom Haugomat Crime and Punishment (Deluxe Edition) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Translated by Oliver Ready; Introduction by Oliver Ready; Notes by Oliver Ready; Illustrated by Zohar Lazar The Three Musketeers (Deluxe Edition) by Alexandre Dumas; Translated by Richard Pevear; Illustrated by Tom Gauld The Psychopathology of Everyday Life by Sigmund Freud; Translated by Anthea Bell; Introduction by Paul Keegan The Iliad by Homer; Translated by Robert Fagles; Introduction by Bernard Knox The Odyssey by Homer; Translated by Robert Fagles; Introduction by Bernard Knox; Notes by Bernard Knox The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson; Introduction by Laura Miller We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Deluxe Edition) by Shirley Jackson; Introduction by Jonathan Lethem; Illustrated by Thomas Ott Niels Lyhne by Jens Peter Jacobsen; Translated by Tiina Nunnally; Introduction by Eric Johannesson On the Road: The Original Scroll (Deluxe Edition) by Jack Kerouac; Introduction by Howard Cunnell, Penny Vlagopoulos, George Mouratidis and Joshua Kupetz Tristes Tropiques by Claude Levi-Strauss The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories by Jack London The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories by H. P. Lovecraft; Introduction by S.T. Joshi The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham All My Sons by Arthur Miller The Crucible by Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery A Little Larger Than the Entire Universe by Fernando Pessoa Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights (Deluxe Edition) by John Steinbeck; Edited by Chase Horton; Foreword by Christopher Paolini East of Eden by John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck The Short Novels of John Steinbeck (Deluxe Edition) by John Steinbeck (contains Tortilla Flat, The Red Pony, Of Mice and Men, The Moon Is Down, Cannery Row, and The Pearl) Of Mice and Men and The Moon Is Down by John Steinbeck (in theatrical play format) Dracula (Deluxe Edition) by Bram Stoker; Illustrated by Ruben Toledo Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton; Foreword by Elif Batuman; Introduction by Sarah Blackwood; Notes by Laura Dluzynski Quinn Three Novels of New York (Deluxe Edition) by Edith Wharton; Introduction by Jonathan Franzen; Illustrated by Richard Gray (contains The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country, and The Age of Innocence) When You Are Old by William Butler Yeats We by Yevgeny Zamyatin; Translated by Clarence Brown; Introduction by Clarence Brown