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"In a Grove" is a short story by Ry?nosuke Akutagawa, first appearing in the January 1922 edition of the Japanese literature monthly Shinch?. Akira Kurosawa used this story as the basis for his award-winning movie Rash?mon.

"In a Grove" is an early modernist short story consisting of seven varying accounts of the murder of a samurai, Kanazawa no Takehiro, whose corpse has been found in a bamboo forest near Kyoto. Each section simultaneously clarifies and obfuscates what the reader knows about the murder, eventually creating a complex and contradictory vision of events that brings into question humanity's ability or willingness to perceive and transmit objective truth.

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  • Publication Date: April 1, 2022
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Disabled
  • Print Length: 13 Pages
  • File Size: 520 KB

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