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Book Subject Tag: Satire

  • Kappa

    The Kappa is a creature from Japanese folklore known for dragging unwary toddlers to their deaths in rivers: a scaly, child-sized creature, looking something like a frog, but with a sharp, pointed beak and an oval-shaped saucer on top of its head, which hardens with age.Akutagawa’s Kappa is narrated by Patient No. 23, a madman in a…