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Novel or short story?
- It is a short story (23 pages in the translation I have).Jorge Stolfi 04:43, 13 Apr 2004 (UTC)
- To be precise: the plot of the movie comes from In a Grove, which is 23 pages long. Kurosawa got the movie's title and setting (the ruined Rasho gate in Kyoto), but nothing else, from another short tale, Rashomon.Jorge Stolfi 04:50, 13 Apr 2004 (UTC)
Question: The article says that he uttered Bonyaritoshita fuan on his deathbed, but the account I have says that he just took an overdose of Veronal, went to bed, fell asleep, and when his wife noticed, it was too late - he died half an hour later. So when were his "last words" uttered?Jorge Stolfi 04:43, 13 Apr 2004 (UTC)
The "last words" you are talking about were never actually uttered, but were written down on his will titled "A note to an old friend". This appeared on major papers on the 25th of July.
This article needs English titles for his works. At the very least, English titles for the works that have been published in English. Stratton 22:10, May 14, 2005 (UTC)--
Akutagawa's suicide note is no longer on Wikisource. Therefore, I'm removing that link from the article.Mjatucla 00:48, 2 November 2007 (UTC)
The "Legacy" section begins with "Akutagawa wrote no full-length novels," but his "selected works" directly below includes one novel (Kappa). As I know next to nothing about Akutagawa, I don't want to change anything, but could a knowledgeable editor clarify this matter? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 23:28, 4 August 2013 (UTC)
relationship with Soseki
Keene, in Dawn to the West (1984), states that Soseki expressed praise for "The Nose" and not for "Rashomon." It appears that Akutagawa started attending Soseki's literary circle without encouragement from Soseki, and produced the Nose within a month or two of his first visit. Soseki then wrote a letter, later published, praising "The Nose". Since there is no source listed for the claim that Rashomon received Soseki's praise, it would probably be best to follow Keene's chronology.--LUxlii (talk) 02:35, 3 July 2014 (UTC)