Cogwheels and Other Stories

Cogwheels and Other Stories

From the literary giant of Japan, who is often referred to as the "Godfather of the Japanese short story," and after whom the most coveted literary prize of Japan is named, the Akutagawa Prize, comes this collection of three of his greatest ...

Author: Ryunosuke Akutagawa

Publisher: Mosaic Press

ISBN: 1771610670

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 566

From the literary giant of Japan, who is often referred to as the "Godfather of the Japanese short story", and after whom the most coveted literary prize of Japan is named, the Akutagawa Prize, comes this collection of three of his greatest short stories. Akutagawa is probably best known for his story "Rashōmon" which was adapted for the screen by legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. While he died at the young age of 35, the author penned well over 150 short stories, including "Cogwheels" which he wrote just before his suicide in 1927. Accompanied by stunning woodcuts by renowned artists Naoko Matsubara, and expertly translated by Howard Norman, the three stories compiled here reflect the haunting, precise and brilliant style of Akutagawa and offer a superb entry point to his work. Haruki Murakami aptly described Akutagawas writing when he remarked, "the flow of his language is the best feature of Akutagawas style. Never stagnant, it moves along like a living thing ... His choice of words is intuitive, natural -- and beautiful."
Categories: Fiction

Cogwheels and Other Stories

Cogwheels and Other Stories

Author: Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

Publisher: Oakville, Ont. : Mosaic Press

ISBN: 0889621764

Category: Japanese fiction

Page: 74

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Categories: Japanese fiction

A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia and Other Stories

A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia and Other Stories

Other living cogwheels , made up of people holding hands , regulated
themselves around the movement of the main group . Ivan and Valera shifted
from one foot to the other as they waited for their column to form into a long loop
in order to file ...

Author: Victor Pelevin

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811215431

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

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Satirical stories by a Russian writer. The story, Vera Pavlovna's Ninth Dream, is on the transition from communism to capitalism as experienced by the cleaner of a public toilet, Bulldozer Driver's Day is on a hydrogen bomb assembly line, while The Ontology of Childhood compares childhood to prison. By the author of The Blue Lantern.
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Death in Midsummer and Other Stories

Death in Midsummer  and Other Stories

Something was missing somewhere - a cogwheel - that could have made it
possible for him and myself to love each other forever , for the machine to run
smoothly . I've discovered what the missing cogwheel was . It was my face turned
 ...

Author: Yukio Mishima

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811201171

Category: Fiction

Page: 181

View: 587

Nine short stories by the Japanese literary genius provide insights into the struggles and problems of his contemporary countrymen
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The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

This series of events made the condemned man completely forget the explorer's
command; the cogwheels delighted him thoroughly; he kept trying to grab hold of
one, at the same time spurring the soldier on to help him, but always drew back ...

Author: Franz Kafka

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486132631

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 560

Excellent new English translations of title story (considered by many critics Kafka's most perfect work), plus "The Judgment," "In the Penal Colony," "A Country Doctor," and "A Report to an Academy." Note.
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Metamorphosis and Other Stories

Metamorphosis and Other Stories

Was the cogwheel playing up after all? But it was something else. Slowly the lid
of the engraver lifted and then opened up completely. The teeth of one cogwheel
emerged into view, before long the entire cog was visible, it was as though some
 ...

Author: Franz Kafka

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141900025

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 662

This collection of new translations brings together the small proportion of Kafka's works that he himself thought worthy of publication. It includes Metamorphosis, his most famous work, an exploration of horrific transformation and alienation; Meditation, a collection of his earlier studies; The Judgement, written in a single night of frenzied creativity; The Stoker, the first chapter of a novel set in America and a fascinating occasional piece, and The Aeroplanes at Brescia, Kafka's eyewitness account of an air display in 1909. Together, these stories reveal the breadth of Kafka's literary vision and the extraordinary imaginative depth of his thought.
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Reference Guide to World Literature Authors

Reference Guide to World Literature  Authors

Hell Screen ( “ Jigokuhen " ) and Other Stories , translated by W . H . H . Norman .
1948 . Rashomon ... Hell Screen , Cogwheels , and A Fool ' s Life , translated by
Takashi Kojima , Cid Corman , Susumu Kamaike , and Will Petersen . 1987 .

Author: Sara Pendergast

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: 1558624910

Category: Literature

Page: 1730

View: 484

Online version of the 2-vol. work issued by St. James Press, 2003, in series St. James reference guides.
Categories: Literature

Tree Spirit

Tree Spirit

Figure 15 Double Shadows 1982 from Cogwheels and Other Stories black
woodcut print , image 13 . 9 x 23 . 0 cm Collection of Naoko Matsubara Figure 16
Vengeance 1982 from Cogwheels and Other Stories black woodcut print , image
21 .

Author: Naoko Matsubara

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059258775

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 314

View: 834

The first comprehensive overview of Matsubara's work and includes more than 200 prints, from her earliest to her most recent works, covering the development of her work from organic forms based in nature to bold geometric and abstract designs.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

The Year of Fears

The Year of Fears

... by Anne Marriott A Strange Attachment and Other Stories by Bibhutibhusan
Bandyopadhy , translated from the Bengali ... Richardson & Eileen Thalenb
Cogwheels and Other Stories by Akutagawa Ryunosuke , translated from the
Japanese ...

Author: David Watmough

Publisher: Oakville, Ont. : Mosaic Press

ISBN: 0889623627

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

View: 994

Categories: Fiction

By and By and other stories etc

By and By  and other stories  etc

Why don't you set about renewing the belts , and getting those cog - wheels
mended , Dick ? " asked Robin . “ Oh , there is so much to be done , that I don't
know where to begin . " “ No , there is not much the matter . All is right but a few
trifles ...

Author: BY-AND-BY.

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0021222348

Category:

Page: 216

View: 853

Categories:

A China Cup and Other Stories for Children

A China Cup and Other Stories for Children

... tiny hammers , watchkeys , files , and other delicate instruments . Under a glass
case layo watches and clocks taken to pieces . There were some open boxes
filled with cog - wheels , and some watchglasses , in which lay some wee screws
.

Author: Feliks Volkhovskīĭ

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN36U5

Category: Children's literature

Page: 176

View: 414

Categories: Children's literature

Translation Review

Translation Review

Cogwheels and Other Stories . Tr . Howard Norman . Mosaic Press , 1982 . 74 pp
. $ 8 . 95 paper . ISBN 0 - 88962 - 182 - 9 . Leopardi , Giacomo . Pensieri ( from
Tutti le opere ) . Tr . W . S . DiPiero . Louisiana State University Press , 1981 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106009413177

Category: Translating and interpreting

Page:

View: 358

Categories: Translating and interpreting

The Confrontation and Other Stories

The Confrontation  and Other Stories

... right there in one of those mean frame dwellings on the square , so fine was his
feeling for that particular spot ; day by day from his window he watched the
pleasant scene above at the terraced café and the cogwheel elevator hauling its
load ...

Author: Lenore Marshall

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015005108660

Category: United States

Page: 158

View: 712

Categories: United States

Cogwheel and Other Stories

Cogwheel and Other Stories

From the literary giant of Japan, who is often referred to as the “Godfather of the Japanese short story,” and after whom the most coveted literary prize of Japan is named, the Akutagawa Prize, comes this collection of three of his ...

Author: Ryunosuke Akutagawa

Publisher: Mosaic Press

ISBN: 0889620679

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 632

From the literary giant of Japan, who is often referred to as the “Godfather of the Japanese short story,” and after whom the most coveted literary prize of Japan is named, the Akutagawa Prize, comes this collection of three of his greatest short stories. Akutagawa is probably best known for his story “Rashomon,” which was adapted for the screen by legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. While he died at the young age of 35, the author penned well over 150 short stories, including “Cogwheels,” which he wrote just before his suicide in 1927. Accompanied by stunning woodcuts by renowned artist Naoko Matsubara, and expertly translated by Howard Norman, the three stories compiled here reflect the haunting, precise, and brilliant style of Akutagawa and offer a superb entry point to his work. Haruki Murakami aptly described Akutagawa's writing when he remarked, “the flow of his language is the best feature of Akutagawa's style. Never stagnant, it moves along like a living thing.”
Categories: Fiction

The Judge s Chambers and Other Stories

The Judge s Chambers and Other Stories

When she and Walston left the elevator the man turned the other way . She was
relieved to be out ... The door was made of glass and steel like a mammoth open
sarcophagus , cog wheels and gears exposed behind glass . As they entered the
 ...

Author: Lowell B. Komie

Publisher: Academy Chicago Publishers, Limited

ISBN: UCSC:32106007758409

Category: Fiction

Page: 179

View: 512

Shares the stories of ambitious students, law office politics, veteran attorneys, dispirited clerks, job interviewers, a student's romances, and an aging judge
Categories: Fiction

No Gifts and Other Stories

No Gifts  and Other Stories

The cog - wheels which turned the drum were operated by an old white horse
tied loosely to the end of a horizontal pole , or bar . There was no driver , no
attendant . The horse , after the manner of his kind , understood the bell signals
perfectly ...

Author: Jacob William Wright

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B293890

Category: Short stories

Page: 52

View: 366

Categories: Short stories

Games Other Stories

Games   Other Stories

Hands shiny with oil , he handled each cogwheel or pin or screw as reverently as
an ancient Egyptian would a sacred scarab . After putting the parts together again
and screwing back the lid , he would hand the clock to Crispin to wind .

Author: Jesus Q. Cruz

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015043066003

Category: Games in literature

Page: 120

View: 912

Categories: Games in literature

The Wild Beach Other Stories

The Wild Beach   Other Stories

However , Kosygin was different in some respect . Perhaps it was his gloominess
that made him different . ... By piecing together the most trivial little facts and
vague intuitions , we ignorant little cog - wheels developed a certain sympathy for
 ...

Author: Helena Goscilo

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: PSU:000021760075

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 870

Categories: Fiction