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Ryunosuke AKUTAGAWA
            The Women I Like
            in Romance Novels;



translated by

Ryan C.K. CHOI



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Translator’s Note:

The writer responds to a survey in Fujin Gaho—Illustrated Women’s Gazette
Issue 170, April 1, 1920.

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THE PROMPTS


1. The women I like in romance novels are ...

2. The reason I like them is ...

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THE ANSWERS

        1. Either the purely good, or the purely evil       
                                    —not one more than the other.

        2. They do not exist in the world.





Ryunosuke AKUTAGAWA (1892–1927) was born in Tokyo, Japan and authored more than 300 works of fiction and non-fiction over the course of his lifetime including Rashomon, The Spider’s Thread, Hell Screen, Kappa and In a Grove.

Ryan C.K. CHOI lives in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, where he was born and raised.





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