Book Club: Akutagawa’s Mandarins

The Complete Review‘s Michael Orthofer leads a book club discussion of Ryunosuke Akutagawa’s Mandarins for Words Without Borders. I haven’t read anything by Akutagawa, not even Rashomon, upon which Kurosawa’s famed film is based, so the background information that Michael offers is really helpful. I’m looking forward to reading the book along with the group.

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