Rashomon and Other Stories

Ryūnosuke Akutagawa Takashi Kojima


Rashomon and Other Stories

Rashomon and Other Stories

  • Title: Rashomon and Other Stories
  • Author: Ryūnosuke Akutagawa Takashi Kojima
  • ISBN: 9780871401731
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback



Writing at the beginning of the twentieth century, Ryunosuke Akutagawa created disturbing stories out of Japan s cultural upheaval Whether his fictions are set centuries past or close to the present, Akutagawa was a modernist, writing in polished, superbly nuanced prose subtly exposing human needs and flaws In a Grove, which was the basis for Kurosawa s classic film RaWriting at the beginning of the twentieth century, Ryunosuke Akutagawa created disturbing stories out of Japan s cultural upheaval Whether his fictions are set centuries past or close to the present, Akutagawa was a modernist, writing in polished, superbly nuanced prose subtly exposing human needs and flaws In a Grove, which was the basis for Kurosawa s classic film Rashomon, tells the chilling story of the killing of a samurai through the testimony of witnesses, including the spirit of the murdered man The fable like Yam Gruel is an account of desire and humiliation, but one in which the reader s sympathy is thoroughly unsettled And in The Martyr, a beloved orphan raised by Jesuit priests is exiled when he refuses to admit that he made a local girl pregnant He regains their love and respect only at the price of his life All six tales in the collection show Akutagawa as a master storyteller and an exciting voice of modern Japanese literature.


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In a Grove: A man is found stabbed to death in a grove. Some people of interest and the key players give their accounts.Yeah, I'm a fan of this. Lots of narrators with varying degrees of reliability. If the other stories are this good, this collection is going to be stellar.Rashomon: A samurai's servant sits under the Rashomon during a rain storm, pondering whether he should become a thief or starve to death.I didn't like this story as much as the first but it was still interesting. I never thou [...]

قصص كُتبت بإبداع, زادت من إعجابي بالأدب اليابانيقصص في عالم وثقافة مختلفة, فيها خيال وغرابة وتشويقالشخصيات نرى في كل منها جانب من الانسان بكل ما في نفسه من خير أو شرتميز في أفكار القصص وأسلوب السرد, والترجمة جميلة للأستاذ كامل يوسف حسينكتب المترجم مقدمة عن حياة ومراحل إبداع [...]

Six deceptively simple (or simply deceptive?) short stories from early twentieth century Japanese author Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, who died at the too-early age of 35. My favorite is the first story, "In a Grove," where the police commissioner interviews various (unreliable) witnesses, trying to pin down exactly what happened in an apparent murder/rape scene. In "Rashomon," a laid-off servant lingers under a dilapidated gate, caught between an living an honest life that might be the end of him and a [...]

Here is the answer to the obvious question, which I call obvious because of the fact that I thought it, s. commented below asking about it, and my guess is that more will come. So, let me clarifyumm, sort of.It's a little confusing, actually. The Akutagawa story In a Grove, which is in this particular Akutagawa collection, was the basis for the Kurosawa film Rashōmon. The Akutagawa story Rashōmon--which is also in this collection and by the same author, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa--shares no similari [...]

"Demek ki insanoğlu, gün doğunca uçup giden bir çiğ tanesi gibi fani ve ömrü de çakıp sönen bir şimşek kadar kısacık" (s.147)Savaş öncesi Japon edebiyatının en şaibeli isimlerinden birisi olan Akutagava'nın öykülerinden oluşan kitabın; Meiji hanedanlığı döneminden itibaren yükselişe geçen Japonya'nın, buna paralel yükselen edebiyatının da bir eseri.Japonya her ne kadar Batıdan beslenerek kendine özgü bir kültür, sanayi, politika ve bilim üretebildiyse; e [...]

I think I somehow missed the point of the Yam gruel story. I found the Rashomon story rather cruel and unsympathetic. I think I'll reserve judgment until after we've discussed these in our Brain Pain group.Something that I definitely did notice, is that quite a bit of the original seems to be lost in translation, which might be partly the fault of the translator, but almost definitely also due to the fact that English and Japanese are two languages that seem to be difficult to translate mutually [...]

İnsanın içini ürperten, kanını donduran, okuru düşündürtmenin ötesine geçirten, hepsi ayrı ayrı beş yıldızı hakeden hikayelerAşağı yukarı tüm öykülerin arka planındaki inanç-din, cennet-cehennem, iyilik-kötülük meseleleri, kesinlikle basmakalıp olmayan, sıra dışı bir dille anlatılmış.Bu arada Japon edebiyatıyla tanışıklığım arttıkça daha çok sevmeye başlıyorum.

If you're a fan of Japanese cinema, you will recognize one of Kurosawa's movies from the title. However, the movie is a pastiche of two short stories - the eponymous Rashomon set at the gate in Kyoto, and "In A Grove", a murder mystery from multiple perspectives. This collection of six Akutagawa stories is deeply observant and some wry observation about human nature, or some criticism of an institution. "Kesa and Morito" is like "The Gift of the Magi", except with murder. These works are deeply [...]

Me encanta todo lo relacionado con los samurai y el Japón feudal, pero curiosamente hasta ahora no había leído ninguna historia ambientada en ese período histórico. Como en toda colección de relatos hay un par que son un poco flojos, pero la gran mayoría me gustaron mucho. Casi todos tienen un tono muy pesimista y trágico, y por momentos incluso algo de humor.Mi favorito fue «El biombo del infierno», en el cual un pintor bastante desquiciado y excéntrico se ve obligado a cumplir un en [...]

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ในบรรดานักเขียนญี่ปุ่นทุกคนที่ผมเคยอ่าน ผมนับว่าริวโนสุเกะ อาคุตะกะวะเป็นอัจฉริยะในหมู่อัจฉริยะแต่ไม่ใช่ว่าคนทุกคนจะชอบสไตล์งานเขียนของอาคุตะกาว่า เพราะสไตล์เรื่องสั้นข [...]

Consider the first story. A Police Commissioner interviews seven individuals regarding an alleged crime of murder:- The first witness is a woodcutter who discovered the body of the dead man;- the second witness is a travelling Buddhist priest who met the man and his wife prior to the incident;- the third witness is a policeman who arrested the only suspect to the alleged crime;- the fourth, an old woman, the dead man’s mother-in-law;- the fifth is the bandit who confessed to the crime;- the si [...]

الراجل ده ممتاز جدًا بيفكرني بتوفيق الحكيم بس مع فرق كبير هو ان ريونوسوكي اسلوبه اقوي عشر مرات من توفيق الحكيم اديب بجد مش مجرد واحد بيحول حكم لقصص كل قصة وراها حكمة وراها فكرة قصة في الغابة بعد محادثة مع صديق عرفني انها عن نسبية الحقيقة القصة بتحكي عن ساموراي اتقتل و اعترف بج [...]

في يوم واحد انهيتها🙂 راشومون الرائعة أحب المسرح كثيرا ليس تلك المسرحيات المضحكة بل ذلك النوع من المسرح وسبق لي أن شاهدت في الهناجر مسرحيتين أحداهما مصرية بالعربية العامية والأخرى كانت مسرحية أمريكية بالإنجليزية أتمنى لو كنت أستطيع فقط حضور عرض لراشومون ترجمة سهلة ووصف [...]

4,5 puan.Kappa’dan sonra neden bu koleksiyonu bu kadar sarkıttığım hakkında hiçbir fikrim yok. Açıkçası çok keyifliydi.Sırasıyla derlenen hikâyeleri yazacak olursak;- Raşômon (Raşômon)- Burun (Hana)- Mendil (Hankaçi)- Örümcek İpi (Kumo no İto)- Cehennem Tablosu (Cigokuhen)- Mandalinalar (Mikan)- Çinli İsa (Nankin no Kirisuto)- Toşişun (Toşişun)- Sonbahar (Aki)- Balo (Butôkay)- Çalılıklar Arasında (Yabu no Naka)- Vagon (Torokko)- Çarklar (Haguruma)- Serap (Şi [...]

Aside from the titular story, Rashomon, this collection of Akutagawa's stories includes In a Grove, Yam Gruel, The Martyr, Kesa and Morito, and The Dragon. Overall, the stories were fascinating in their deceptive simplicity and succinct elegance. The only downside of this edition—beautifully illustrated and nicely introduced—is that it included only six stories. I'll have to get an edition that covers more of the over 150 short stories that Akutagawa wrote throughout his short life."For the [...]

First, I am a big fan of Ryunosuke Akutagawa. Second, Akutagawa himself has been acknowledged as one of the greatest Japanese writers. Third, the story "Rashomon" has been admitted as the best story Akutagawa ever wrote. That's why Akira Kurosawa transfered the story into reel.So, none other reason needed to make you read this one.

Cuentos cortos, con un tinte de decadencia, sufrimiento, locura y algunos con algo paranormal. Aún no me he definido bien en que puedo pensar de estas historias, pero han resultado ser interesantes.

Meh. Don't start here if you're new to Akutagawa, though the title story (and Kurosawa's adaptation) still kick major fucking ass.

Terminado Roshomon y otros cuentos, del maestro Ryunosuke AkutagawaComo en todo libro de cuentos podemos encontrar algunos que nos gustan más que otros, pero en este compilado nos encontramos algo que corre en una línea que caracteriza el autor, como se mezcla la oscuridad con la vida de los protagonistas, igualmente todos tienen algo peculiar y esto es lo interesante de este autor.“Roshomon” es una obra decadente, y no por mala, sino por su contexto de pobreza y decadencia social, llegand [...]

Interesante puñado de cuentos. Hablan de la oscuridad del ser humano. Lo bajo que puede caer en la consecución de sus propios intereses. Todo ese egoísmo termina mal recompensado en estos cuentos, ya sea con remordimiento, muerte, pesar y, en uno de los casos, con la felicidad de aquel que se suponía sería la víctima, en detrimento de los victimarios. La zozobra proviene algunas veces de la presión por mantener la imagen que dictan las costumbres sociales y que orillan a los personajes a [...]

They say Akutagawa is a master of modern Japanese literature despite writing just after the turn of the 20th century, he even has major literary awards named after him in Japan but I can't help but feel that 100 year old stories are not that modern. That being said his stories are largely enjoyable and very well written.The effect of the unique storytelling point of view of In A Grove is really quite remarkable and the rest of the stories collected here all manage to conjure up a firm and believ [...]

Si bien no puedo decir que los temas que aborda o la forma que los aborda sean de mi total agrado o que siquiera me hayan tocado profundamente, sí puedo y debo decir que la pluma de Akutagawa me mantuvo entretenida y con deseos de seguir leyendo. Eso es todo lo que podía exigir en este momento tan difícil para mí, que me tiene completamente bloqueada literariamente. Los temas son diversos pero todos exploran la cultura del Japón clásico, dejándonos verlo no de forma venerable sino con un [...]

Cuatro por la calidad de la narración y por el placer al leer. Le daría tres por las historias en sí, que no me llamaron tanto, pero hay que reconocer lo bueno que es, qué sé yo.

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It's interesting to see where Akira Kurosawa stayed faithful to the original story of Akutagawa and where he took creative initiatives to enrich the story. Akutagawa's "In the grove" only tried to depict the phenomenon of "contradictory interpretation of one same event", and his original "Rashomon" told the story of "how poverty degrade human's conscience" through the symbol of a run-down Rashomon (Gate of Life). On the other hand, Akira's "Rashomon" is a combination of the two stories plus a br [...]

Short stories have always been a a challenge for me, and this is probably the most cryptic set of stories that I have read yet. What is it about these enormously acclaimed Japanese authors of the earlier 20th century. The first I read was Yukio Mishima, who over and above being known for his controversial novels, is most remembered for his ritual suicide by sepukku; and now Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, who is called the "father of the Japanese short story" and has Japan's premier literary award named a [...]

من مقدمة الكتاب ومن معرفتي بأن الكاتب قد وضع حداً لحياته بالانتحار؛ تيقنتُ أني مقبل على كاتب من نفس طراز الكُتّاب الروس، كاتب بنفس الأسلوب الجنائزي؛ أسلوب أرباب الحزن، المحطمين، الكاتبين عن المُهمّشيِن وعن انكسارهم البشري، الواصفين أبعدَ نقطةٍ من مراتب الانحطاط، وهذا ما ب [...]

Justin Isis tells me the translation is so-so but I still thought the stories were entertaining. Really quite memorable: The Lover who is no longer in love but acts like an automaton of solipsistic passion; the dragon in the lake as a metaphor for what writers can do with their handy work, that is "write what happens"; an encounter with the scalp-scavenging crone in halls of a darkened tower in the rainy season; multiple povs of multiple unreliable witnesses---this little collection is really qu [...]

I read two from a collection of Akutagawa's short stories: "Rashomon" and "In A Bamboo Grove". My first reaction was: he's so modern! The 2 stories are like thrillers, suspenseful, with unexpected twists. "In A Bamboo Grove" is a sophisticated story of an event seen from different perspectives. The reader is forced to think what the most plausible narrative is as the truth is left hanging ----there is nothing cut-and dried here.The author's story is almost as fascinating as his 2 short stories, [...]


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