In a Grove

In a Grove

by Ryunosuke Akutagawa


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"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 clarifies and obfuscates what the reader knows about the murder, eventually creating a complex and contradictory vision of events that brings into question humanity's ability or willingness to perceive and transmit objective truth. It is the basis for Kurosawa's "Rashoumon."

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ISBN-13: 9781544623047
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/13/2017
Pages: 30
Sales rank: 334,339
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.06(d)

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