The Kappa is a creature from Japanese folklore described as a scaly, child-sized being with a face like a tiger and a sharp, pointed beak.
In the hands of Ryunosuke Akutagawa, one man's journey to 'Kappaland' becomes the vehicle for a critique of Japanese life and customs in the tradition of Swift and Kafka.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
- Publication Date: 01/09/2009
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780720613377