DKU Intercultural Book Club | Rashomon | Duke Kunshan University

DKU Intercultural Book Club | Rashomon

E.g., 11/27/2021
E.g., 11/27/2021
15:30 to 17:00
Residence Hall, Block 4 Game Room

Date: Friday, April 12, 2019

Time: 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Location: Residence Hall, Block 4 Game Room

Borrow books or read online at DKU Library’s Intercultural Book Club guide

This month’s Book Club selection is Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa.

Here is a short summary of the novel from the blog of the Book Club’s host, Austin Woerner: “One's of Japan's early modernist writers and "father of the Japanese short story," his atmospheric short works include the story that was the basis of the movie Rashomon.  Rachel Tan, who nominated this book, writes: "His writing style is delicate... [and] melancholy, the feeling of a Japanese man who lived in the late Meiji period. His style is very uncanny and lonely." The English translation is by Jay Rubin, Haruki Murakami’s translator.” Thank you Austin and Rachel!

What is DKU Intercultural Book Club?

The DKU Intercultural Book Club is hosted by Austin Woerner in partnership with the Duke Kunshan University Library.

Each session the Book Club will choose one book to read in both English and Chinese. Read in whichever language you prefer and come ready to discuss your reactions to the book with other readers who may have experienced it in the other language!

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