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Rashomon

Rashomon

(1952)
A collection of stories by

 
This fascinating collection gave birth to a new paradigm when Akira Kurosawa made famous Akutagawa's disturbing tale of seven people recounting the same incident from shockingly different perspectives. Writing at the beginning of the twentieth century, Ryunosuke Akutagawa created disturbing stories out of Japan's cultural upheaval. Whether his fictions are set centuries past or close to the present, Akutagawa was a modernist, writing in polished, superbly nuanced prose subtly exposing human needs and flaws. "In a Grove," which was the basis for Kurosawa's classic film Rashomon, tells the chilling story of the killing of a samurai through the testimony of witnesses, including the spirit of the murdered man. The fable-like "Yam Gruel" is an account of desire and humiliation, but one in which the reader's sympathy is thoroughly unsettled. And in "The Martyr," a beloved orphan raised by Jesuit priests is exiled when he refuses to admit that he made a local girl pregnant. He regains their love and respect only at the price of his life. All six tales in the collection show Akutagawa as a master storyteller and an exciting voice of modern Japanese literature.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 2013 : Hardback
Title: Rashomon (Chinese Edition)
Author(s): Ryunosuke Akutagawa
ISBN: 7535461794 / 9787535461797
Publisher: Changjiang Literature Press
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Paperback Editions

June 2013 : Paperback
Title: Rashomon( In Japanese and Chinese)
Author(s): Akutagawa Ryunosuke
ISBN: 7515904291 / 9787515904290
Publisher: China Astronautic Publishing House
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March 2006 : Paperback
Title: Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories (Penguin Classics)
Author(s): Ryunosuke Akutagawa
ISBN: 0140449701 / 9780140449709 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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November 2007 : Paperback
Title: Rashomon and Other Stories (Tuttle Classics)
Author(s): Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Howard Hibbet, Kojima Takashi
ISBN: 4805308826 / 9784805308820
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
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October 2006 : Paperback
Title: Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories (Penguin Classics Deluxe)
Author(s): Ryunosuke Akutagawa
ISBN: 0143039849 / 9780143039846 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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January 1998 : Paperback
Title: Rashomon and Other Stories (Tuttle classics)
Author(s): Ryunosuke Akutagawa
ISBN: 0804814570 / 9780804814577 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
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December 1999 : Paperback
Title: Rashomon and Other Stories
Author(s): Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Takashi Kojima, M. Kuwata, Howard Hibbett
ISBN: 0871401738 / 9780871401731 (USA edition)
Publisher: Liveright
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April 1970 : Paperback
Title: Rashomon and Other Stories
Author(s): Ryunosuke Akutagawa
ISBN: 0871402149 / 9780871402141 (USA edition)
Publisher: Liveright
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June 1970 : Paperback
Title: Rashomon and Other Stories
Author(s): Ryunosuke Akutagawa
ISBN: 0871409925 / 9780871409928 (USA edition)
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
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Audio Editions

2008 : Audio CD
Title: Rashomon
Author(s): Ryunosuke Akutagawa
ISBN: 9731709282 / 9789731709284
Publisher: Humanitas Multimedia
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September 2005 : Audio CD
Title: Rashomon
Author(s): Ryunosuke Akutagawa
ISBN: 9568351949 / 9789568351946
Publisher: Bnpublishing.com
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Kindle Editions

August 2013 : Kindle edition
Title: Rashomon (Japanese Edition)
Author(s): Ryunosuke Akutagawa
ISBN: B00ELTL7RG
Publisher:
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July 2009 : Kindle edition
Title: RASHOMON (in Japanese)
Author(s): Ryunosuke Akutagawa
ISBN: B002JM0F7K
Publisher: Local Mode Publishing
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