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The Woman in the Dunes (Twentieth Century Classics) Hardcover – 22 Oct 1987

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks; New edition edition (22 Oct. 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192820923
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192820921
  • Package Dimensions: 19 x 13 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,340,633 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Abe follows with meticulous precision his hero's constantly shifting physical, emotional and psychological states. He also presents...everyday existence in a sand pit with such compelling realism that these passages serve both to heighten the credibility of the bizarre plot and subtly increase the interior tensions of the novel." -- The New York Times Book Review "Some of Kobo Abe's readers will recall Kafka's manipulation of a nightmarish tyranny of the unknown, others Beckett's selection of sites like the sand pit...as a symbol of the undignified human predicament." -- Saturday Review --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Kobo Abe was born in Tokyo in 1924, grew up in Manchuria, and returned to Japan in his early twenties. Before his death in 1993, Abe was considered his country's foremost living novelist. His novels have earned many literary awards and prizes, and have all been bestsellers in Japan. They include THE WOMAN IN THE DUNES, THE ARK SAKURA, THE FACE OF ANOTHER, THE BOX MAN, and THE RUINED MAP. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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