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The Resource Patient X : the case-book of Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, David Peace

Patient X : the case-book of Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, David Peace

Label
Patient X : the case-book of Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
Title
Patient X
Title remainder
the case-book of Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
Statement of responsibility
David Peace
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Haunting and evocative, brutal and surreal, these twelve connected tales evoke the life of the Japanese writer Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927), whose short story "In the Grove" served as an inspiration for Akira Kurosawa's famous film Rashōmon, and whose narrative use of multiple perspectives and different versions of a single event influenced generations of storytellers. Writing out of his own obsession with Akutagawa, David Peace delves into the known facts and events of the writer's life and inner world--birth to a mother who was mentally ill and a father who died shortly thereafter; his own battles with mental illness; his complicated reaction to the beginnings of modernization and Westernization of Japan; his short but prolific writing career; his suicide at the age of thirty-five--and creates a stunningly atmospheric and deeply moving fiction that tells its own story of a singularly brilliant mind
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peace, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Akutagawa, Ryūnosuke
Label
Patient X : the case-book of Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, David Peace
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [303-308])
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
After the thread, before the thread -- Hell screens -- Repetition -- Jack the Ripper's bedroom -- A twice-told tale -- The yellow Christ -- After the war, before the war -- The exorcists -- After the disaster, before the disaster -- "Saint Kappa" -- The spectres of Christ -- After the fact, before the fact -- Bare bones
Control code
on1013525517
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xi, 311 pages
Isbn
9780525521778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780525521778
  • (OCoLC)1013525517
Label
Patient X : the case-book of Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, David Peace
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [303-308])
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
After the thread, before the thread -- Hell screens -- Repetition -- Jack the Ripper's bedroom -- A twice-told tale -- The yellow Christ -- After the war, before the war -- The exorcists -- After the disaster, before the disaster -- "Saint Kappa" -- The spectres of Christ -- After the fact, before the fact -- Bare bones
Control code
on1013525517
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xi, 311 pages
Isbn
9780525521778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780525521778
  • (OCoLC)1013525517

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