$24.48 + FREE Delivery
In stock.
Ships from and sold by BuyGlobal.
$24.48 + FREE Delivery
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$25.84
+ $14.98 delivery
Sold by: Amazon US
Add to Cart
$51.62
+ FREE Delivery
Sold by: DMI Media
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Mandarins Paperback – Deckle Edge, 15 Dec 2014

4.0 out of 5 stars 5 ratings
ISBN-13: 978-0977857609 ISBN-10: 9780977857609 Edition: 1st

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Paperback, Deckle Edge
$24.48
$24.48

Get 90 days FREE of Amazon Music Unlimited
with the purchase of any eligible product. Shop now
click to open popover

Frequently bought together

  • Mandarins
  • +
  • The Beautiful and the Grotesque
  • +
  • Rashomon And Seventeen Other Stories
Total Price: $66.48
Buy the selected items together

Now up to 60% off select clothing, shoes and bags
Save on top brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Armani, Lacoste and more. Shop now

Product details

  • Paperback: 255 pages
  • Publisher: ARCHIPELAGO; 1 edition (15 December 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780977857609
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977857609
  • ASIN: 0977857603
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 1.8 x 19 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item

Product description

Review

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.--Haruki Murakami

The works of Akutagawa comprise, in the literary sense, an indispensable anatomy of melancholy. He was both traditional and experimental and always compelling and fearless. As Joseph Brodsky said, Akutagawa loved the world strangely. There is no writer quite like him. The translations of Charles De Wolf make for the perfect duet between languages. This is a wonderful collection. --Howard Norman

Extravagance and horror are in his work but never in his style, which is always crystal-clear.--Jorge Luis Borges

About the Author

Ryu ?nosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927), the "father of the Japanese short story," produced hundreds of stories over the course of his brief and tortured writing career. Akutagawa's work is marked by his profound knowledge of classical and contemporary literature from Japan, China, and the West. A strong autobiographical element also runs through much of his fiction. At the age of 35, Akutagawa died from an overdose of barbiturates, leaving behind a groundbreaking corpus of fiction.
Translator- Charles De Wolf is a professor at Keio University. A linguist by background, he has in recent years turned to the study and translation of modern Japanese literature. He has translated numerous stories from Konjaku Monogatari, a twelfth-century folktale collection, including the volume Tales of Days Gone By. His translations have appeared in Japan Airlines' Skyward magazine. De Wolf is also the author of How to Sound Intelligent in Japanese.

No customer reviews

5 star (0%) 0%
4 star (0%) 0%
3 star (0%) 0%
2 star (0%) 0%
1 star (0%) 0%

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews
TonyMess
4.0 out of 5 stars Grandfather of the Japanese short story
13 February 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Zachary Sporn
4.0 out of 5 stars Needed Mandarins
31 October 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Crazy Fox
5.0 out of 5 stars An Alternate Angle on Akutagawa
26 October 2007 - Published on Amazon.com
26 people found this helpful
Reader in Tokyo
3.0 out of 5 stars Shows Sides of This Author That Differ from the Usual
21 July 2008 - Published on Amazon.com
9 people found this helpful