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Patient X

(2018)
The Case-Book of Ryunosuke Akutagawa
A collection of stories by

 
 
Ryunosuke Akutagawa was one of Japan's great writers - author of the stories 'Rashomon' and 'In a Bamboo Grove', most famously - who lived through Japan's turbulent Taisho period of 1912 to 1926, including the devastating 1923 Earthquake, only to take his own life at the age of just thirty-five in 1927.

These are the stories of Patient X in one of our iron castles. He will tell his tales to anyone with the ears and the time to listen -

Inspired and informed by Akutagawa's stories, essays and letters, David Peace has fashioned a most extraordinary novel of tales. An intense, passionate, haunting paean to one writer, it also thrillingly explores the act and obsession of writing itself, and the role of the artist, both in public and private life, in times which darkly mirror our own.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Patient X: The Case-Book of Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Author(s): David Peace
ISBN: 0-525-52177-1 / 978-0-525-52177-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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April 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Patient X: The Case-Book of Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Author(s): David Peace
ISBN: 0-571-33624-8 / 978-0-571-33624-1 (UK edition)
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August 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Patient X: The Case-Book of Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Author(s): David Neil Peace
ISBN: 0-525-56411-X / 978-0-525-56411-9 (USA edition)
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February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Patient X: The Case-Book of Ryunosuke Akutagawa
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ISBN: 0-571-33364-8 / 978-0-571-33364-6 (UK edition)
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April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Patient X: The Case-Book of Ryunosuke Akutagawa
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ISBN: 0-571-33346-X / 978-0-571-33346-2 (UK edition)
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Title: Patient X: The Case-Book of Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Author(s): David Peace
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Title: Patient X: The Case-Book of Ryunosuke Akutagawa
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April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Patient X
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April 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Patient X
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Title: Patient X
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September 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Patient X: The Case-Book of Ryunosuke Akutagawa
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Title: Patient X: The Case-Book of Ryunosuke Akutagawa
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