The Life of a Stupid Man

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The Life of a Stupid Man collects three stories by Japanese writer Ryūnosuke Akutagawa. The first was the nicest, a short story about a murder told from the perspective of several witness, including – strangely enough – the murder victim. This one I quite liked.

The other two stories were autobiographical and very fragmentary. Those I liked less but it feel wrong to really rate it, it being autobiographical and knowing the author killed himself quite young.

The Life of a Stupid Man (Little Black Classics #56)Ryūnosuke Akutagawa

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