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Cogwheels

(1995)
And Other Stories
A collection of stories by

 
 
From the literary giant of Japan, who is often referred to as the "Godfather of the Japanese short story," and after whom the most coveted literary prize of Japan is named, the Akutagawa Prize, comes this collection of three of his greatest short stories.Akutagawa is probably best known for his story "Rashomon" which was adapted for the screen by legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. While he died at the young age of 35, the author penned well over 150 short stories, including "Cogwheels" which he wrote just before his suicide in 1927. Accompanied by stunning woodcuts by renowned artists Naoko Matsubara, and expertly translated by Howard Norman, the three stories compiled here reflect the haunting, precise and brilliant style of Akutagawa and offer a superb entry point to his work. Haruki Murakami aptly described Akutagawa's writing when he remarked, "the flow of his language is the best feature of Akutagawa's style. Never stagnant, it moves along like a living thing... His choice of words is intuitive, natural - and beautiful."

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

March 1995 : USA Hardback

Title: Cogwheels and Other Stories
Author(s): Akutagawa Ryunosuke
ISBN: 0-8095-4874-7 / 978-0-8095-4874-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Borgo Pr
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Paperback Editions

November 2014 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Cogwheels and Other Stories
Author(s): Ryunosuke Akutagawa
ISBN: 1-77161-067-0 / 978-1-77161-067-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Mosaic Press
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October 2014 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Cogwheel and Other Stories
Author(s): Ryunosuke Akutagawa
ISBN: 0-88962-067-9 / 978-0-88962-067-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Mosaic Pr
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December 2007 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Cogwheels
Author(s): Akutagawa Ryunosuke
ISBN: 0-88962-873-4 / 978-0-88962-873-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Mosaic Press
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April 2007 : Canada Paperback
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Author(s): Glenn Kay, Michael Rose
ISBN: 0-88962-847-5 / 978-0-88962-847-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Mosaic Adult
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January 1982 : Canada Paperback

Title: Cogwheels and Other Stories
Author(s): Akutagawa Ryunosuke
ISBN: 0-88962-176-4 / 978-0-88962-176-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Mosaic Press
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