Questions tagged [ryunosuke-akutagawa]

Questions about the works of the Japanese writer Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (芥川 龍之介, Akutagawa Ryūnosuke, 1892 – 1927) and his life as a writer. He is known for his short stories, which include "Rashōmon" and "In a Grove". Use this tag with [japanese-literature].

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Did Akutagawa Ryunosuke influence others?

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"), ...
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Does 'In a Grove' assume that dead people don't lie?

In a Grove is one of Ryūnosuke Akutagawa's best-known short stories, partly due to Kurosawa's film Rashomon. In the short stories, we get several accounts of the death of samurai Kanazawa no ...