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I feel like i have been waiting for this book for all of my life it has been a slow amount of time to get the Japanese writer Edogawa Rampo translated into English One of his collections of short stories have been in print for so many years yet waiting for another title seemed endless Now we have at least three other books by Rampo, and I bought them all this year The Edogawa Rampo Reader is a much needed over all look of his career The first half of this book is short stories and the s I feel like i have been waiting for this book for all of my life it has been a slow amount of time to get the Japanese writer Edogawa Rampo translated into English One of his collections of short stories have been in print for so many years yet waiting for another title seemed endless Now we have at least three other books by Rampo, and I bought them all this year The Edogawa Rampo Reader is a much needed over all look of his career The first half of this book is short stories and the second half are essays mostly regarding the nature of the detective story i only found one essay the most interesting and that s The Horror Of Films dealing with the nature and history of cinema It s a great piece on what was then a new medium He wrote it in 1926, and for a short essay it co Sadly the last of Rampo s works available in English at my library pain The Edogawa Rampo Reader is a brilliant collection of short stories and essays from Edogawa Rampo obviously , and something remarkable about the Reader is that it is solely new content from this hugely significant Japanese author who has only had very little transl The Edogawa Rampo reader is like a beginner s guide to the man credited with bringing in the Golden Age of crime and mystery fiction in Japan It contains not only some stellar examples of his ficton work, but also an array of essays that let us get into the mind of the man a little bit.I found the short stories mostly interesting, though I wonder if something wasn t lost in translation sincec the language sometimes felt a bit clunky Still, each one kept me reading and left me excited for the n The Edogawa Rampo reader is like a beginner s guide to the man credited with bringing in the Golden Age of crime and mystery fiction in Japan It contains not only some stellar examples of his ficton work, but also an array of essays that let us get into the mind of the man a little bit.I found the short stories mostly interesting, though I wonder if someth Definitely interesting collection, though of the three collections of Rampo I have read, this one was the least interesting to me The academic essay at the beginning provided some insight, but came across as long winde Edogawa Rampo Pseudonym Of Hirai Taro, 1894 1965 Is The Acknowledged Grand Master Of Japan S Golden Age Of Crime And Mystery Fiction He Is Also A Major Writer In The Tradition Of Japanese Modernism, And Exerts A Massive Influence On The Popular And Literary Culture Of Today S Japan The Edogawa Rampo Reader Presents A Selection Of Outstanding Examples Of His Short Fiction, And A Selection Of His Non Fiction Prose Together, They Present A Full And Accurate Picture Of Rampo As A Major Contributor To The Japanese Literary Scene, Helping To Clarify His Achievements To The English Speaking World All The Content Of The Rampo Reader Is Brand New To English His Non Fiction Work Has Never Been Translated Into English Before This Is The Only Place To Find A Comprehensive One Volume Introduction To The World Of Edogawa Rampo. A solid introduction to one of Japan s great writers The essays about Rampo are informative, while the essays by Rampo provide great insights into his character and background.As for the stories themselves Rampo definitely has some issues with women they re invariably objects of fear or disdain in the eyes of his protagonists He also has perhaps too much insight into the way twisted and criminal minds work but that s also one of his chief strengths as a writer, that he can portray such A solid introduction to one of Japan s great writers The essays about Rampo are informative, while the essays by Rampo provide great insights into his character and background.As for the stories themselves Rampo definitely has some issues with women they re invariably objects of fear or disdain in the eyes of his protagonists He also has perhaps too much insight into the way twisted and criminal minds work but that s also one of his chief strengths as a writer, that h The stories were yetexamples of the brilliance that is Edogawa Rampo Akechi Kogoro returns in The Stalker In The Attic, an ironic affair is conducted in The Air Raid Shelter, and untold damage is done in Poison Weeds Just these three are so imaginative and so clever they will stay with you forever.The essays, however, are what make this book so great These personal essays by Rampo give the reader a brilliant and close look at the man himself However much of his fiction you ve read, the The stories were yetexamples of the brilliance that is Edogawa Rampo Akechi Kogoro returns in The Stalker In The Attic, an ironic affair is conducted in The Air Raid Shelter, and untold damage is done in Poison Weeds Just these three are so imaginative and so clever they will stay with you forever.The essays, however, are what make this book so great These personal essays by Rampo give the reader a brilliant and close look at the man himself However much of his fiction you v This collection contains both Edogawa s stories and some of his literary essays, and while none of them have quite the same shock value as others I have read with the notable exception of the final story, The Dancing Dwar Decent stories, if not as good as those in his Tales of Mystery and Imagination with the exception of The Air Raid Shelter , about a pyromaniac during the firebombing of Tokyo , but the essays make up for them Fans of Rampo should definitely check it out. An interesting mix of short stories and essays Not sure why the editor decided to mix those two genres, but they re interesting nonetheless I don t know if I m just jaded or what, but most of the stories didn t seem particularly horrific or suspenseful to me. The Edogawa Rampo Reader


About the Author: Edogawa Rampo

Hirai Tar , better known by the pseudonym Edogawa Rampo , sometimes romanized as Ranpo Edogawa , was a Japanese author and critic who played a major role in the development of Japanese mystery fiction.


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