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: 9789635246069
Publisher: Booklassic
Publication date: 06/22/2015
Series: In a Grove
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 6
Sales rank: 1,132,074
File size: 343 KB

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