by Ryunosuke Akutagawa


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Rashoumon is a short story by Akutagawa Ryunosuke based on tales from the Konjaku Monogatarishu. A man considering whether or not to become a thief meets a woman stealing hair from corpses. Their conversation explores the morality of theft.

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ISBN-13: 9781544620725
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/13/2017
Pages: 28
Sales rank: 473,323
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.06(d)

About the Author

Ryunosuke Akutagawa was the author of over 100 short stories. Described as one of the best-read men of his generation, he re degree in English Literature at Tokyo Imperial University and published translations by Anatole France and W. B. Yeats. Two of his short stories from this collection became the basis of the award-winning movie Rashomon by famed director Akira Kurosawa. In 1927, he committed suicide at the age of thirty-five.

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