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Akutagawa Ryunosuke's suicide is considered the end of the literary tradition of the Taisho period (see the article "The Disintegrating Machinery of the Modern: Akutagawa Ryūnosuke's Late Writings"), based on aestheticism and hermeticism, along with the depiction on themes disjointed from the present social situation (like Akutagawa did in his early phase, retelling stories from the Heian period with great psychological depth). But has Akutagawa influenced other writers? If so, who and in which ways? The only writers I know who were influenced were Dazai Osamu and Murakami Haruki

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