Ryūnosuke Akutagawa: The Nose (鼻)

Well, we went ahead and took a detailed look at Ryūnosuke Akutagawa’s biarre short story The Nose. Hey, if you like an odd one with incredibly prescient undertones then have a gander. As you’ll find a tale from 1916 that’s quite remarkable in its scope.

Moonshake Books

What’s this? My last book review was The Nose by Nikolai Gogol. And now there’s another short story review of… The Nose?

Well, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa’s work first reached publication in 1916 – over five decades after the Russian’s satirical classic. The Japanese writer’s effort is an adaptation of famous native folklore from the Uji Shūi Monogatari. These were short fables written during the 13th century from an author no one knows.

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