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血笑記   By: (1871-1919)

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"Blood Laughter" by Leonid Nikolayevich Andreyev is a haunting and thought-provoking collection of short stories that delve into the darkest corners of the human psyche. The stories are filled with despair, violence, and madness, but they also offer a sense of beauty and poignancy amidst the darkness.

Andreyev's writing is powerful and evocative, drawing the reader into each story with its vivid descriptions and intense emotions. The characters are complex and multi-dimensional, each grappling with their own inner demons and struggles. The author explores themes of love, death, and the futility of existence with a raw honesty that is both unsettling and captivating.

While the subject matter of "Blood Laughter" may not be for everyone, those who appreciate dark and introspective literature will find this collection to be a gripping and memorable read. Andreyev's ability to delve into the depths of human suffering and find a glimmer of humanity within it is both haunting and uplifting. Overall, "Blood Laughter" is a compelling and unforgettable work that will leave readers pondering its themes long after they have finished reading.

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Title: 血笑記 (Kesshouki) Author: 二葉亭四迷 (Shimei Futabatei) Language: Japanese Character set encoding: UTF 8 Produced by Sachiko Hill and Kaoru Tanaka. (This file was produced from images generously made available by Kindai Digital Library)

Notes on the signs in the text

《...》 shows ruby (short runs of text alongside the base text to indicate pronunciation). Eg. 其《そ》

| marks the start of a string of ruby attached characters. Eg. 十三|年目《ねんめ》

※ represents a Chinese character that is not included in computer fonts. The structure of the character is explained in the following bracket[#...]. Eg. ※[#立+宛]

血笑記     アンドレーエフ作     二葉亭譯


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