Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (2 books)

(18921927)

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芥川 龍之介(あくたがわ りゅうのすけ、1892年3月1日 - 1927年7月24日)は、日本の小説家。号は澄江堂主人、俳号は我鬼を用いた。

その作品の多くは短編で、「芋粥」「藪の中」「地獄変」「歯車」など、『今昔物語集』『宇治拾遺物語』などの古典から題材をとったものが多い。「蜘蛛の糸」「杜子春」など、童話も書いた。… (more)

 

In a Grove

by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

"In a Grove" is an early modernist short story consisting of seven varying accounts of the murder of a samurai, Kanazawa no Takehiro, whose corpse has been found in a bamboo forest near Kyoto. Each section simultaneously...

Rashoumon

by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

"Rashōmon" (Japanese: 羅生門) is a short story by Akutagawa Ryūnosuke based on tales from the Konjaku Monogatarishū. A man considering whether or not to become a thief meets a woman stealing hair from...