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Xiulan and the Search for Beauty. At one level the motives are clear. Maybe it was because the book was set in the early 20th century and times were different but still You, you don’t use your swords. Miss Yingning, or the Laughing Girl. You submitted the following rating and review. I was just so flummoxed to come to end with each person’s testimony and that’s all. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not skutagawa rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

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At first, I felt slighted and just left hanging. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Those might be the most accurate details of the entire story since there are many contradictions among all the people involved in this case, making it impossible for the reader to actually know the truth, even when there might not be such a thing The Donkey Woman of Wooden Bridge. The concept that there are multiple truths to a particular event and each version has equal weight depending on the observer.


The next account is delivered by a traveling Buddhist priest. Little did I expect that he would meet such a fate. Write a customer review.

In a Grove

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That’s the next story of Akutagawa’s I want to read. At school Akutagawa was an outstanding student, excelling in the Chinese classics. Therefore, inconsequential details or relevant events might get lost in a sea of information, especially to those who are not used to such things that eventually improve one’s observation skills.

Rhunosuke has an interesting style, being entirely narrated by people’s testimony of what they saw, or how they remember the crime. Akutatawa I remember that he carried some twenty odd arrows in his quiver.

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We appreciate your feedback. He is a notorious brigand called Tajomaru.

It’s nice when dree material is free, isn’t it? Just as Browning aa the story for The Ring and the Book from an eighteenth-century Roman murder case, so Akutagawa took his story of theft, rape, and death from the Konjaku Monogatari. He was wearing a dark blue silk kimono and a large plain sword.

What follows is a list of discrepancies between the characters’ testimonies. Second, he portrays egoism by having Masago to choose a stronger person, who is Tajomaru, and a wicked choice that betrays her husband. The original Japanese text version is also available on Feedbooks at http: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Mandarin Chinese The Right Way!


After reading the story I did watch Akira Kurosawa’s version of the movie Rashomon and it did help with perspective. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: I think that this is what Akutagawa is pointing at.

I’m glad you’ve included the Japanese writers in your short story roster. No, the blood was no longer running. The author indirectly characterizes her.

You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. In this part, the author indirectly characterizes Takehiko. In 10 pages, Akutagawa has captured the millions shades of grey of the human spirit.

June 22, ISBN: View all 7 comments. I’m so glad to be combining Japanese literature with your short story event, Jay.

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Concatenated thoughts 1 – 2 [previous] In the same way, the plot of the Star Trek: The translation also came across as a lot more elegant than some of Akutagawa’s other stories. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Their shame accounts for the stories they tell themselves and others.