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 ...

Cogwheels and Other Stories

Author: Ryunosuke Akutagawa

Publisher: Mosaic Press

ISBN: 9781771610674

Page: 144

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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."

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 ...

A Werewolf Problem in Central Russia and Other Stories

Author: Victor Pelevin

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811215435

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.

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
 ...

Death in Midsummer  and Other Stories

Author: Yukio Mishima

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811201179

Page: 181

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

The Clocks of Rondaine and Other Stories

This motion of the floor turns various cog - wheels under it , and a very rapid
motion is communicated from them to the machine which is to be worked . The
horses are penned in by a low fence , and all they have to do is to walk or tread ...

The Clocks of Rondaine  and Other Stories

Author: Frank Richard Stockton

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Page: 174

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The clocks of Rondaine -- The curious history of a message -- A fortunate opening -- The Christmas truants -- The tricycle of the future -- The accommodating circumstance -- The great show in Kobol-land.

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 ...

By and By  and other stories  etc

Author: BY-AND-BY.

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Page: 216

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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 ...

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

Author: Franz Kafka

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486132633

Page: 96

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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.

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
 ...

Metamorphosis and Other Stories

Author: Franz Kafka

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141900024

Page: 272

View: 105

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.

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 .

Reference Guide to World Literature  Authors

Author: Sara Pendergast

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: 9781558624917

Page: 1730

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

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 .

Tree Spirit

Author: Naoko Matsubara

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Page: 314

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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.

Half a Life and Other Stories

So we waited for the vacuum cleaner to finish cleaning up . Then , armed with
scrapers and brushes , we would scour the dig for fragments of a vase , a
cogwheel , or other evidence of intelligent life . " They certainly knew how to build
, " said ...

Half a Life  and Other Stories

Author: Kirill Bulychev

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780020178507

Page: 143

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A Shapely Fire

... 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 ...

A Shapely Fire

Author: Cyril Dabydeen

Publisher: Oakville, Ont. : Mosaic Press

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Page: 175

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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 ...

The Year of Fears

Author: David Watmough

Publisher: Oakville, Ont. : Mosaic Press

ISBN: 9780889623620

Page: 146

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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 .

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Canadian Books in Print

95 paper ( 0 - 920661 - 78 - 5 ) Akutagawa , Ryunosuke ; Cogwheels & other
stories . Norman , Howard ( tr . ) ; Mosaic Press , 1982 $ 15 . 95 cloth ( 0 - 88962 -
183 - 7 ) ; $ 9 . 95 paper ( 0 - 88962 - 182 - 9 ] CIP Allende , Isabel ; Stories of Eva
 ...

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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 ...

The Confrontation  and Other Stories

Author: Lenore Marshall

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Page: 158

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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
 ...

The Judge s Chambers and Other Stories

Author: Lowell B. Komie

Publisher: Academy Chicago Publishers, Limited

ISBN:

Page: 179

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