|Kappa (1927) [Novel]|
by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
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From the author of Rashomon
comes a Swiftian satire of Japanese society thinly disguised as the fictitious Kappaland. Peopled with creatures from Japanese folklore, Kappaland serves as a vehicle for the humorous examination of the moral foibles of Japanese society in the early 20th century.
This is the story of Patient No. 23, who lives in a mental home outside of Tokyo.
Original title: 河童
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Humor→ Satire
Fiction→ Fantasy→ Literary Fantasy