Taisho Magazines and Akutagawa’s Vision of Hell
The father of the Japanese short story shares his dark vision about what it means to be an artist.
We’re taking a look at Japan in the 1910s and 1920s, the era of the Taishō Democracy and the heyday of Japan’s literary magazines and serial novels.
Content warning: This episode addresses addiction, suicide, and sexual assault.
Notes and sources at the podcast episode website.