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Taisho Magazines and Akutagawa’s Vision of Hell

Taisho Magazines and Akutagawa’s Vision of Hell

Update: 2022-05-31
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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.

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Taisho Magazines and Akutagawa’s Vision of Hell

Taisho Magazines and Akutagawa’s Vision of Hell

Alison Fincher