Murder in the Age of Enlightenment

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A stylishly original collection of seven newly translated stories from the iconic Japanese writer. The stories in this fantastical, unconventional collection are subtly wrought depictions of the darkness of our desires. From an isolated bamboo grove, to a lantern festival in Tokyo, to the Emperor’s court, they offer glimpses into moments of madness, murder, and obsession. Vividly translated by Bryan Karetnyk, they unfold in elegant, sometimes laconic, always gripping prose. Akutagawa’s stories are characterised by their stylish originality; they are stories to be read again and again.

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A stylishly original collection of seven newly translated stories from the iconic Japanese writer

The stories in this fantastical, unconventional collection are subtly wrought depictions of the darkness of our desires. From an isolated bamboo grove, to a lantern festival in Tokyo, to the Emperor’s court, they offer glimpses into moments of madness, murder, and obsession. Vividly translated by Bryan Karetnyk, they unfold in elegant, sometimes laconic, always gripping prose.

Akutagawa’s stories are characterised by their stylish originality; they are stories to be read again and again.

Additional information

Weight 0.193 kg
Dimensions 16.5 × 12 × 1.6 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

224

Language

English

Edition

Short stories

Dewey

895.6344 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K