$15.20 - Save $0.79 (4%) - RRP $15.99 Free delivery worldwide (to United States and
all these other countries) Usually dispatched within 48 hours
Short Description for Mandarins Stunning tales from master storyteller: superbly nuanced prose, subtly exposing the human psyche. Borges loved him.
- Published: 04 February 2010
- Format: Paperback 255 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780977857609 ISBN 10: 0977857603
- Sales rank: 423,190
$20.47 - Save $1.08 5% off - RRP $21.55
$12.59 - Save $0.67 5% off - RRP $13.26
$14.20 - Save $0.75 5% off - RRP $14.95
$15.75 - Save $0.83 5% off - RRP $16.58
$13.69 - Save $2.89 17% off - RRP $16.58
Full description for Mandarins
Prefiguring the vital modernist voices of the Western literary canon, Akutagawa writes with a trenchant psychological precision that exposes the shifting traditions and ironies of early twentieth-century Japan and reveals his own strained connection to it. These stories are moving glimpses into a cast of characters at odds with the society around them, singular portraits that soar effortlessly toward the universal. "What good is intelligence if you cannot discover a useful melancholy?" Akutagawa once mused. Both piercing intelligence and "useful melancholy" buoy this remarkable collection. Mandarins contains three stories published in English for the first time: "An Evening Conversation," "An Enlightened Husband," and "Winter."