“Because I was a Japanese major in college, a very nice edition of a translation of Rashomon and Other Stori
es by Ryunosuke Akutagawa had been left for me at my bedside, to read while I was there and to take with me when I left. Thoughtful, I thought. And fitting. Even more fitting, that friend and I no longer speak, and I am sure we have very different versions as to why that is.” (David Rakoff - The New York Times Book Review
About the Author
(1892–1927) was one of the most famous Japanese writers of the last century and was the author of Rashomon
and other works. The Akutagawa Prize is named in his honor.