We are open! For operations and delivery updates due to COVID-19. (click here)
0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Cogwheels & Other Stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa

From the literary giant of Japan, who is often referred to as the "Godfather of the Japanese short story", and after whom the most coveted literary prize of Japan is named, the Akutagawa Prize, comes this collection of three of his greatest short stories. Akutagawa is probably best known for his story "Rashoomon" which was adapted for the screen by legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. While he died at the young age of 35, the author penned well over 150 short stories, including "Cogwheels" which he wrote just before his suicide in 1927. Accompanied by stunning woodcuts by renowned artists Naoko Matsubara, and expertly translated by Howard Norman, the three stories compiled here reflect the haunting, precise and brilliant style of Akutagawa and offer a superb entry point to his work. Haruki Murakami aptly described Akutagawas writing when he remarked, "the flow of his language is the best feature of Akutagawas style. Never stagnant, it moves along like a living thing...His choice of words is intuitive, natural - and beautiful."

Buy Cogwheels & Other Stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781771610674
ISBN-10: 1771610670
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 155mm x mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Mosaic Press
Publisher: Mosaic Press
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2014
Country of Publication: Canada

Book Reviews - Cogwheels & Other Stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Cogwheels & Other Stories book by Ryunosuke Akutagawa and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - Ryunosuke Akutagawa

Ryunosuke Akutagawa was born in Tokyo in 1892 and during Taisho period became one of Japans most celebrated writers before his tragic suicide in 1927.

A Preview for this title is currently not available.