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  Akutagawa Ryunosuke
Akutagawa Ryonosuke was born in Tokyo into a family which had lived for generations in the shitamachi district of Tokyo, famous for its cultural traditions.
Akutagawa's accuracy in his expression is seen in the way he describes sensations ("Only for an instant, on his dry lips he felt the touch of the butterfly wings.
Akutagawa’s last stories, in which he examined his own work and place in the world as an artist, did not gain such success as his older tales.
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  Akutagawa Ryunosuke   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Akutagawa Ryunosuke (芥川 龍之介 or 芥川竜之介, March 1,1892 - July 24,1927) was a Japanese writer.
Akutagawa wrote no full-length novels, focusing instead on the short story as his main medium of expression.
Akutagawa was born in Tokyo, the son of a milkman (Toshizoo Niihara).
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 Literary Awards   (Site not responding. Last check: )
All single-volume manga published in the preceding calendar year are eligible for the prizes, which in 2003 were reorganized into four categories: the Grand Prize for Manga, the New Life Prize (for freshness of content and expression), the Short Comics Prize, and the Special Prize (for contributions to "manga culture").
This became five categories in 1950 when the prize was reorganized to accord independent status to plays, and then in 1966 a further reshuffle resulted in a total of six major categories: novels, plays, essays and travel journals, criticism and biography, poetry, and academic studies and translation.
The prize is awarded annually to an outstanding work in a variety of literary genres based on initial recommendations submitted by several hundred professionals working in the arts, media, and other fields.
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 The Japan Project - Japanese Culture
Ryunosuke Akutagawa was born in 1892 in Tokyo.
At the time of Akutagawa's birth, his father was forty-two years old and his mother was thirty-three years old - a combination that, according to a peculiar folk belief that holds these ages to be inauspicious, marked the infant as vulnerable to misfortune.
Akutagawa attended excellent elementary and secondary schools in Tokyo and finished his formal education by majoring in English literature at the Tokyo Imperial University, the pinnacle of the Japanese education system.
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The award of the 34th Akutagawa prize in 1956 not only brought Shintaro to national attention, but indicated that at least some in the bundan felt his writing ought to be taken seriously.
The purpose of the Akutagawa prize is to reward and recognize promising young writers, and while some of the prize recipients later sink into obscurity, many others continue on distinguished literary careers.
Furthermore, the award of the Akutagawa prize not only began the taiyozoku boom of 1956, but in labeling his work as unliterary, the prize committee contributed to the perception of Shintaro as an outsider to the bundan, which was a key part of his authenticity as a taiyozoku boy.
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 Akutagawa: about this text
Akutagawa Ryunosuke or ?????, March 1, 1892 - July 24, 1927) was a Japanese writer.
Akutagawa wrote no full-length novels, focusing instead on the short story as his main medium of expression.
Akutagawa was born in Tokyo, the son of a milkman (Toshizoo Makino).
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Her feat followed that of 19 and 20-year-old girls who won the Akutagawa Prize, one of the most coveted literary prizes in Japan, in 2003.
It may be that some of those who faded away peaked as writers when they became prize winners after many years of literary training but were unable to produce impressive works after their initial success.
Some prestigious literary prizes, such as the Akutagawa Prize, named after the famous writer Akutagawa Ryunosuke (1892-1927), are given to works chosen from those already carried in magazines or published in books.
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 3RD LD: Kawakami wins Akutagawa literary award+
Mieko Kawakami won the 138th Akutagawa Prize for promising new writers of serious fiction on Wednesday for her work "Chichi to Ran" (Breasts and Egg), the selection committee announced.
One of the seven Akutagawa Prize nominees, Yang Yi, 43, had been expected to become the first Chinese author to win the prestigious prize, but she was not chosen.
Named after respected novelist Ryunosuke Akutagawa, the semiannual Akutagawa Prize was established in 1935 and it ranks along with the Naoki Prize as Japan's most prestigious literary awards.
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 Akutagawa Ryunosuke --  Encyclopædia Britannica
As a boy Akutagawa was sickly and hypersensitive, but he excelled at school and was a voracious reader.
The prize is generally considered, along with the Naoki Prize, Japan's most prestigious and sought-after literary award.
The Nobel prize for literature is the highest international literary honor.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9005312   (484 words)

 The Japan Journal - Rashomon and 17 Other Stories
Akutagawa's juxtaposition of medieval Japan and Europe in the last years of the nineteenth century may strike a reader today as strange, even bizarre, but it is significant.
Probably what made Akutagawa's reworkings of those old tales able to cross the cultural barrier so well is that within their colorful and exotic plots move characters with the same obsessive, violent, and intense personalities as those in the classical Western literature (Goethe, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, to name just a few) that Akutagawa knew so well.
Akutagawa's experience negates the dreary binary of East and West, and the same spirit extended, in some measure, to the Taisho period (1912–1926) itself.
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 Nathan Collins: Translations: Rashōmon: Introduction (Page 1)
Akutagawa Ryūnosuke, author of over one hundred short stories and namesake of the prestigious Japanese literary award, the Akutagawa Prize, was born to Makinohara Toshizō and Niihara Fuku on March 1, 1892.
Shortly after Akutagawa's birth, his mother, Fuku, went insane, and his father unceremoniously gave him away to be raised by his maternal aunt.
As Akutagawa continued to weaken from illness and anxiety, his writings became more focused on the themes of life, death, and his own past.
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 Menghargai Pengarang   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Untuk pengarang pada tingkat yang lebih lanjut ada anugerah Akutawaga, Mishima Yukio Prize (Shinchosha), atau Noma Literary Prize (Kodansha).
Akutagawa Prize (Akutagawa Ryunosuke Sho) pertama kali diberikan pada 1935 oleh Kikuchi Kan, editor majalah Bungei Shunju, untuk mengenang novelis Akutagawa Ryunosuke.
Pada 1999, Akutagawa Prize ke-120 diberikan kepada penulis muda Hirano Keiichiro, untuk novelnya Nisshoku (Gerhana Matahari).
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 Akutagawa Prize Stories
The story appears to have won the prize largely on the basis of two or three strong recommendations and the lack of strong support for any single rival (it may also have benefited from the absence of two regular members of the selection committee, including Murakami Ryū).
Ishihara may be getting rather cantankerous in his old age (he himself mentions the possibility in passing), but it is true that many of the recent stories that have been awarded the Akutagawa Prize seem to have a very narrow field of vision.
The Akutagawa Prize selection committee is currently down to eight members in size, with Furui Yoshikichi having stepped down after the 132nd prize and Miura Tetsuo after the 133rd prize.
www.jlit.net /reviews/akutagawa_prize/akutagawa_reviews_125-143.html   (6472 words)

 Archives 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 132nd Akutagawa Prize has been won by Abe Kazushige for Gurando finaare (Grand Finale, published in the December 2004 issue of Gunzô).
Abe had been a candidate for the Akutagawa Prize three times before, and in 2003 he received the Itô Sei Prize for Literature for Shinsemia (Sin Semillas).
The selection committee for the prize consists of the literary-section editing staff of the paperback division at Shogakukan, who this year chose from among 571 manuscripts submitted by aspiring novelists.
www.f.waseda.jp /mjewel/jlit/archives/archives2005.html   (1618 words)

 Oe, Kenzaburo on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1958 he won the Akutagawa Prize for a short story and published his first novel, Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids (tr.
Oe was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1994.
Hikari Oe, father's careers are entwined in Nobel Prize.
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 Akutagawa Prize -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Akutagawa Prize (芥川龍之介賞 Akutagawa Ryūnosuke Shō) is (A constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building) Japan's most prestigious literary award.
Occasionally, when (Agreement in the judgment or opinion reached by a group as a whole) consensus cannot be reached between judges over disputes about the winning story or the quality of work for that half year, no prize is awarded.
The prize went to both (Click link for more info and facts about Wataya Risa) Wataya Risa, 19, and (Click link for more info and facts about Kanehara Hitomi) Kanehara Hitomi, 20.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/ak/akutagawa_prize.htm   (1421 words)

Of all Japan's many literary prizes, the Akutagawa the Prize and the Naoki Prize are the two that excite the greatest public interest.
The Naoki Prize is announced twice a year at the same time as the Akutagawa Prize, and is in memory of the historical novelist Sanjugo Naoki.
The Kawabata Prize was established to keep alive for future generations the great accomplishments of Yasunari Kawabata, the first Japanese writer to win the Nobel Prize, and is given for the best short novel of the year.
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 Medoruma Shun: The Okinawa Peace Prize Fraud - Okinawa,Peace,Prize,this,who,military,Okinawa Peace,Peace Prize
Medoruma is a novelist and a vocal and piercing critic of Japanese neo-nationalism, local pork-barrel politics, and the US military presence in Okinawa, particularly the plan to build a new marine airbase off the coast of Henoko in Nago City, where he resides.
Precisely because the difficulty of such a screening was well understood, the scope of potential recipients of the prize was expanded to include those who had contributed to peace through art and sports.
From the start of deliberations to its presentation, the schedule of this Okinawa Peace Prize was interlaced with the political agenda of the Japanese government, Governor Inamine of Okinawa, and Mayor Kishimoto of Nago city, all of whom support the relocation of military bases within Okinawa.
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 Awards » The Burnt Ones: Literary Awards News
The prize winner is determined during a three-day reading marathon in which 18 previously-selected candidates vie to impress both the audience and the nine-headed professional jury.
The prize is funded by an endowment from the Neustadt family of Ardmore, Oklahoma, and Dallas, Texas, and was the first literary award of this scope to originate in the United States.
The Orange Prize for Fiction is one of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious literary prizes, awarded annually for the best original full-length novel by a female author of any nationality, written in English and published in the UK in the preceding year.
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 MSN-Mainichi Daily News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Akutagawa Prize is one of the top literary awards in Japan and has been given for serious novels by promising writers.
Another noted prize, the Naoki Prize, was given for a novel by Minato Shukawa, 42.
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 University of Rhode Island News Releases
In 1993, Tawada received the prestigious Akutagawa Prize, Japan,s equivalent of a Booker or a Pulitzer, for her book, The Bridegroom Was a Dog.
She won the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize, a German award to foreign writers for their contributions to German culture, in 1996.
She was also awarded the Lessing Prize in 1994 and the Prize in Literature from the City of Hamburg in 1990.
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 Office worker wins prize for temps novel
A 23-year-old Tokyo office worker who won Japan's most prestigious literary prize this week says she wants her book to help young people who are afraid of growing up and becoming independent.
Nanae Aoyama won the Akutagawa prize for her novel Hitoribiyori or Being Alone, the story of a young woman who has a temporary job and lives with an elderly relative while struggling to achieve independence.
Despite her success, Aoyama, who won prize money of 1 million yen ($8,300), said she is not planning to give up her job at a travel firm.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /cndy/2007-01/18/content_786166.htm   (359 words)

 Inter Press Service News Agency
While Kirino, 53, a former jazz club waitress, might have failed to clinch the prestigious American literary award for mystery writing, experts, however, say her entrance as the first Japanese writer to be nominated in that field marks a significant development in the domestic literary scene.
The latest winners in February of Japan's most coveted literary awards, the Akutagawa, were two young women, whose novels covered such themes such as body piercing and high school loneliness.
Hiromi Kanehara, 20, co-winner of the Akutagawa prize, wrote recently that she might have come across, in her book, as an airhead, but then said: ''I don't give a hoot.'' Japan's new authors are also similar to the characters they write about.
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 Akutagawa Prize --  Encyclopædia Britannica
In early 2004 two young female novelists—Risa Wataya and Hitomi Kanehara—shared Japan's most prestigious literary award, the Akutagawa Prize for promising new authors, and created a media sensation in Japan with works that captured the perspectives of a generation coming of age in Japan's postbubble economy.
A prize was to be awarded in each of five fields: physics, chemistry,...
Includes an archive of the prizes awarded since their inception in 1917 and a database for each year from 1995.
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 International Bestsellers -- April 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The book follows a geisha and her teacher, who had discovered the musical style Burabura-Bushi while studying the history of Nagasaki, and beautifully renders the geisha’s love for her mentor.
Jayojit, in the throes of depression since his wife of 11 years left to live with her gynecologist, returns to his parents’ Calcutta flat and can only distract himself with the shards of his marriage, while his own elderly parents look quizzically on.
Appealing to both the voyeur and the reader, as one reviewer put it, the work is a “Hindi film version of an executive’s life in a third-grade company manufacturing toothpicks and tissues.” Er, wrestling’s sounding better all the time.
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 Powell's Books - Mandarins by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Continuing the themes set forth in his collection Rashomon, the stories may be set in Japan, but the characters and their inner struggles are universal.
Eight years after his death he was commemorated through the establishment of the Akutagawa Prize for literature, the most prestigious literary prize in Japan.
Eight years after Akutagawa's death he was commemorated through the establishment of the Akutagawa Prize for literature, the most prestigious literary prize in Japan.
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 Akutagawa, Ryunosuke on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
His later writings, largely autobiographical fiction, were not successful, and this lack of popular response may have contributed to his suicide.
Prize 1 16 0072 Novelist Tamaki Daido wins Akutagawa literary prize
Prize Novelists 7 17 0206 Yoshida wins Akutagawa Prize
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