或阿呆の一生 [Aru ahō no isshō]

或阿呆の一生 [Aru ahō no isshō][PDF] ✑ 或阿呆の一生 [Aru ahō no isshō] ✪ Ryūnosuke Akutagawa – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Selecţia de povestiri incluse în volumul de faţă pentru prima dată traduse în limba română din japoneză acoperă pe coordonate complementare dimensiunea creaţiei autorului japonez Pe de o pa Selecţia de povestiri incluse în volumul de faţă ahō no PDF ↠ pentru prima dată traduse în limba română din japoneză acoperă pe coordonate complementare dimensiunea creaţiei autorului japonez Pe de o parte Poarta Rashō ecranizarea lui Kurosawa a devenit de mult o piesă clasică a cinematografiei universale şi Pânza de păianjen De partea cealaltă Viaţa unui prost şi Kappa experimente literare al căror caracter excentric nu şi a pierdut suflul în ciuda datării lor în plină epocă modernistă „O parte din vraja textelor lui Akutagawa o reprezintă sensibilitatea şi tradiţia japoneză pe care 或阿呆の一生 [Aru eBook ½ le aduce în opera sa Abordarea temei suicidului împreună cu enunţarea inevitabilităţii unui astfel de gest fac din proza lui un text unic“Ian Buruma The New York Review of books despre Viaţa unui prost „O satiră drăcească despre năravurile umane“New Statesman despre Kappa. Someone please read this and tell me what it means He was upstairs in a bookstore Twenty years old at the time he had climbed a ladder set against a bookcase and was searching for newly arrived Western books Maupassant Baudelaire Strinberg Ibsen Shaw TolstoyThe sun threatened to set before long but he went on reading book spines with undiminished intensity Lined up before him was the fin de siècle itself Nietzsche Verlaine the Goncourt brothers Dostoyevsky Hauptmann FlaubertHe took stock of their names as he struggled with the impending gloom The books began to sink into the sombre shadows Finally his stamina gave out and he made ready to climb down At that very moment directly overhead a single bare light bulb came on Standing on the perch at the top of the ladder he looked down at the clerks and the customers moving among the books They were strangely small and shabbyLife is not worth a single line of BaudelaireHe stood on the ladder watching them belowAnd your point is what exactly? This book made me feel stupid I just couldn’t grasp what the author was getting at for most of it Well all of it really I don’t mind obscurity in literature Sometimes I crave it Sometimes it’s nice not to know what something means You ponder it perpetually As I’ve done with Kafka’s Trial and recently the phenomenal Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner I couldn’t tell you what either of those books is about Nobody can but arguments can be made Interpretations can be made There are ways of reading of them even if each and every way isn’t definitive For books life those answers will never be had and because if this they have an undying legacy and an unshakable place in the literary cannon With this I was just dumbfounded; I’ve got nothing no uestions no interpretations only blankness The whole short story is made up of a series of unconnected snippets like this Now I’m sure there are things to be said about this short story I just can’t say them Apparently it’s autobiographical If so that would perhaps explain the nonsensicalness There are parts in the story that I truly believe would only be understood by one man the one who wrote it I’ve read some other reviews on here about this book; I’ve even looked at scholarly summaries about it and I just don’t see it Perhaps it’s the modernist style; perhaps its’ Akutagawa’s style Either way I know I will not be going near this author again This was a painful experience One I am determined not to repeat I’m dreading my Modernist module next year at university absolutely dreading it But on the plus side I get to study children’s literature alongside it WHAHOO Penguin Little Black Classic 56 The Little Black Classic Collection by penguin looks like it contains lots of hidden gems I couldn’t help it; they looked so good that I went and bought them all I shall post a short review after reading each one No doubt it will take me several months to get through all of them Hopefully I will find some classic authors from across the ages that I may not have come across had I not bought this collection Ah what is the life of a human being a drop of dew a flesh of lightning? This is so sad so sad What can I say? This Little Black Classic included three stories of the Japanese writer Ryūnosuke Akutagawa who lived in the 19th and 20th century He's regarded to as the father of Japanese short story and Japan's most prestigious literary award is also named after himThe first fictional story retells a murder scenario solely through the eyes of the witnesses and participants which was a very interesting perspective It's a short but enjoyable and unconventional read You gentlemen kill with your power with your money and sometimes with your words you tell people you're doing them a favour True no blood flows the man is still alive but you've killed him all the same The following two stories are autobiographical and a bit harder to get your head around Akutagawa has a reflective and delicate way of forming his thoughts and I suspect that the beauty of his writing got lost in translation however this is a wild guess and I have no way of actually validating this There's a recollection of memories of people in Akutagawa's life who died and a contemplation of life phrased in short seuences Some are only a few sentences long and they chronologically retell memories of the author's life I liked the general idea of this than the content to be fair but they felt like pieces of a puzzles flashbacks that pop up in your mind There's not a lot of action but then I suppose there are different reasons for remembering things and it's interesting because even though this is not a biography but a rather poetic approach I felt like I got to know what kind of person Ryūnosuke Akutagawa was who unfortunately committed suicide aged 35 He happened to pass her on the stairway of a certain hotel Her face seemed to be bathed in moon glow even now in daylight As he watched her walk on they had never met he felt a loneliness he had not known before In 2015 Penguin introduced the Little Black Classics series to celebrate Penguin's 80th birthday Including little stories from around the world and across many centuries as the publisher describes I have been intrigued to read those for a long time before finally having started I hope to sooner or later read and review all of them First I have a uestion why are people rating this so highly and talking effusively of how brilliant this isWhile the first story is mildly amusing the rest is unreadable The title story is broken down into 51 miserable bites there is no coherent plot and why would one find his constant moaning of wanting to die thrillingIn conclusion this book will leave the reader wanting there is no fulfilment here only emptiness a sense having read NOTHING Nothing like dipping into your favourite author's works when you're stressed no? I'm glad this was the last book I read before studying for my examsIn the Bamboo Grove 55 starsA short tale about the case of a thief who has been accused of murdering a samurai after raping his wife Grim start but that's Akutugawa's style We are introduced to the case in a very formal cold way Information is simply told by a third person and by various police officers By doing this Akutagawa is clearing the palette Wiping off any bias you might have formed from the little you have been told as a juror's responsibility is to observe and judge without any preconceived bias towards or against the people involved Then after all formal procedure is done we get three perspectives added to what we already now The thief the wife and the dead husband through a spirit medium each covey to the court and reader their perspective which includes their biases and opinions Through these 3 correspondence you see how the basic plot gets twisted based on each perspective The observations and assumptions one character makes differs from the other and you become unable to tell who is lying and who is telling the truth The story ends without a conclusion but you as the reader can assume what is going to happen It's a very simple tale but makes you think about who is the criminal here It's Akutagawa's way of showing the true nature of humans How we prioritize our well being at the cost of others Say what you want but many wouldn't hesitate to hurt others in order to protect themselves It also goes to show how one situation can have so many different interpretations based on the perspectives of different people I have read this story two times now and each time I learn a bit and form uestions The moment you accept the truth in one testimony you see it's link to the testimony of the other person and thus are forced to accept their truth In the end you really do end up wondering what happened in the Bamboo GroveDeath Register 55 starsThis short story is an autobiography of Akutagawa's past Most of it was reflection on his mother who was insane his elder sister who had died young the death of his mother his relationship with his father and the death of his father These are the events we focus on and we see through very little just how much Akutagawa looked down upon himself He continuously felt inadeuate and estranged from his family It's a sad story and not one you can really give a rating to but his execution was stupendous especially since he abhorred the idea of writing an autobiography of himselfThe Life of a Stupid Man 55 starsThis is actually the author's suicide note It's a longer short story about his life and he the stupid man who went through it It's definitely not something you can give a rating to but again the method he used to execute is so incredible If you knew nothing of this author you would still have been able to pick up his sadness and despair He doesn't try to explain himself just gives words to the emotions that had been running amok within him for years Regrets upon regrets are poured into the page and it makes you want to just tell the author that it's okay But we can't do that can we? So all that's left is to try and understand him Ah what is the life of a human being — a drop of dew a flash of lightning? This is so sad so sad monicareadsThe Life of a Stupid Man was my very first read of Penguin Little Black Classic This book contents 3 short stories1 In a Bamboo Grove2 Death Register3 The Life of a Stupid ManI think 2 of them are like autobiography of the author but it's written uniuely In The Life of a Stupid Man part it's just like the snippets of 51 short storiesAt first it was pretty hard for me to understand this book since it's really out of my usual comfort readBut actually it's a very enjoyable read So I gave this book 4 stars ♥ 2320Wow the first story In the Bamboo Grove was so good I haven't read such a captivating in uite a while The two other pieces were non fiction and I think I would have enjoyed them had I been familiar with Akutagawa's life and work Will definitely be reading from this authorYou can find me onYoutube | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Website The Life of a Stupid Man collects three stories by Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa The first was the nicest a short story about a murder told from the perspective of several witness including strangely enough the murder victim This one I uite liked The other two stories were autobiographical and very fragmentary Those I liked less but it feel wrong to really rate it it being autobiographical and knowing the author killed himself uite young Little Black Classics #56 Find this and other reviews on my blog Most of them are barely a page long but they're great It is difficult to say that such book is understandable or not factual or fictional Either way it is reasonable to believe that this kind of writing was written and published by a desperate man who suffered enough in his life and had depressing thoughts about life in general The first story is a little bit disturbing It describes an incident of a man who was murdered and tortured before his wife which acted in a strange way Somehow I liked this excerpt When I kill a man I do it with my sword but people like you don't use swords You gentlemen kill people with your power with your money and sometimes just with your words you tell people you're doing them a favor True no blood flows the man is still alive but you've killed him all the same I don't know whose sin is greater yours or mine pp 5 6 The second story seems to be a connection of bad events full of evil and misery In the third part which has 51 stories there seem to be the genuine thoughts of the author about relationships life death and capitalism Needless to mention that some stories were hard for me to draw any conclusion from them Nothing to interpret No logical conclusion to derive Some of them even seemed ordinary to the extent where writing them seems unexplained Anyway it was uite good book to end the year with On of the three little Penguin books I bought in Tokyo for the plane trip back home Here are 3 small selections of the works by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa the king of the Japanese decadent writers as well as the famous prize given out every year to a contemporary Japanese writer Oddly enough I never read his works but I knew of him as the iconic writer of his time Strongly influenced by the French writers and poets of the 19tth century he was born in 1892 and died in 1927 there are traces of that type of impressionistic dynamics in his work The longer piece The Life of a Stupid Man is a poetic commentary of a young man going under Romantic and death obsessed What writer could resist such a figure And readers an enticing adventureer to another world Of course I'm going to seek out and purchase a bigger collection of his stories And I do have some of his books in my library But untouched by my eyes at this moment