Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories (Penguin Classics)

Rashōmon and Seventeen Other Stories - Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Jay Rubin, Haruki Murakami An interesting collection of short stories,'in the bamboo grove', 'hell screen' and 'O-Gin' are excellent short stories of moral. Enjoyed a lot.

I confess I was interested in getting to the autobiographical ending of the book since Akutagawa famously ended his own life and his own insight into his depression seemed to be a good place to understand why he or anyone else would want to end their own being.

I'll be honest, I was a little disappointed with the outcome here, but maybe that in is the point. Every thing is just so mundane. And while, yes this is the case for some (myself included), for me at least it is not a good enough reason to take the route he did.