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Kōbō Abe (1924–1993)

Autor/a de The Woman in the Dunes

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Sobre l'autor

Kobo Abe is the pseudonym of Kimifusa Abe, who was born in Tokyo, Japan on March 7 1924. He was brought up in Manchuria where he lived with his father, a doctor of the hosipital attached to the Imperial Medical Colledge of Manchuria. In elementary school, he was educated in the experimental way, in mostra'n més which a teacher trained children to debating and rapid reading. Abe went back to Tokyo and went to Sejo Koko High School, a famous private school. He was later admitted to the faculty of medicine of Tokyo University. In 1944, Abe heard that Japan would lose the war before long and he forged a medical certificate to get home to Manchuria. He earned his medical degree in 1948, but never practiced. After graduation he began his writing career and became a member of a literary group led by Kiyoteru Hamada. Often compared to Kafka , he treated the contemporary human predicament in a realistic yet symbolic style. In 1951 he got the Akutagawa Award by his first masterpiece, Kabe (The Walls). Among Abe's novels are Woman in the Dunes, published in 1962 and made into a film in 1964, and his best-known work, Secret Rendezvous. His plays include Friends, published in 1967. The first of his short stories to appear in English were collected in Beyond the Curve, 1944-66. Abe died in 1993. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Kōbō Abe

The Woman in the Dunes (1964) 3,099 exemplars
The Box Man (1973) 979 exemplars
The Face of Another (1966) 759 exemplars
The Ruined Map (1967) 657 exemplars
The Ark Sakura (1984) 487 exemplars
Secret Rendezvous (1977) 464 exemplars
Inter Ice Age 4 (1959) 380 exemplars
Kangaroo Notebook (1991) 363 exemplars
Beyond the Curve (1991) 221 exemplars
Friends: A Play (1967) 74 exemplars
Woman in the Dunes [1964 film] (1964) — Screenwriter — 48 exemplars
Beasts Head for Home (2017) 37 exemplars
Three Plays by Kobo Abe (1993) 35 exemplars
The Wall (1951) 27 exemplars
The Unrelated Death (1964) 16 exemplars
Die Erfindung des R 62 (1974) 12 exemplars
Toverkrijt (1989) 12 exemplars
De Japanse herfst : moderne Japanse verhalen (1989) — Autor — 11 exemplars
Idéntico al ser humano (2010) 8 exemplars
The Laughing Moon (1975) 5 exemplars
Kastimees (2023) 5 exemplars
Just Like Humans (1967) 5 exemplars
Cutie and the Beast Vol. 4 (2023) 5 exemplars
Encuentros secretos (2013) 5 exemplars
Kutu Adam (1993) 5 exemplars
Kanguru Defteri (2017) 4 exemplars
Baskasinin Yüzü (2018) 4 exemplars
Tre metamorfosi: racconti (1996) 3 exemplars
League of the Hungry (2006) 2 exemplars
Four Stories (1973) 2 exemplars
Červený kokon 1 exemplars
砂の女 1 exemplars
Virane Harita (2019) 1 exemplars
" Izbrannoe". 1 exemplars
跳蚤奔月 1 exemplars
De droomsoldaat 1 exemplars
箱子裹的男人 1 exemplars
Kobieta z wydm 1 exemplars
Избранное 1 exemplars
Inter Ice age 4 1 exemplars
Neljas jääaeg 1 exemplars
L'arca Ciliegio (1997) 1 exemplars
Zena u pesku (2009) 1 exemplars
La mujer de arena 1 exemplars
箱男 1 exemplars
反劇的人間 (1979) 1 exemplars
榎本武揚 (中公文庫) (1967) 1 exemplars
Stony Eyes (1960) 1 exemplars
The dream escape (1977) 1 exemplars
内なる辺境 (中公文庫) (1975) 1 exemplars
Červený kokon 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Oxford Book of Japanese Short Stories (1997) — Col·laborador — 230 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifth Annual Collection (1992) — Col·laborador — 202 exemplars
The Best Japanese Science Fiction Stories (1989) — Col·laborador — 163 exemplars
The Road to Science Fiction #6: Around The World (1998) — Col·laborador — 47 exemplars
One World of Literature (1992) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars
New Writing in Japan (1972) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
Murder in Japan: Japanese Stories of Crime and Detection (1987) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
Vestenfor måne : 56 fantastiske fortellinger fra hele verden (1972) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
S-Fマガジン 1966年11月号 (通巻88号) (1966) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Subaru April-extra 1988 (1988) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
石の文学館 ――鉱物の眠り、砂の思考 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


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The Box Man by Kobo Abe a Author Theme Reads (maig 2015)
Secret Rendezvous by Kobo Abe a Author Theme Reads (maig 2013)
The Woman in the Dunes by Kōbō Abé a Author Theme Reads (maig 2012)
The Face of Another by Kobo Abe a Author Theme Reads (abril 2012)


One could not do without repetition in life, like the beating of the heart, but it was also true that the beating of the heart was not all there was to life.
drbrand | Hi ha 65 ressenyes més | May 14, 2024 |
> Babelio :

> [Japon]. LES MURS, par ABE Kôbô - Récits traduits du japonais par Marc Mécréant, Collection Unesco d’Œuvres Représentatives, 256 pages / 8,10 € Z ISBN: 978-2-87730-193-0. — Six récits qui nous entraînent dans un univers fantastique, celui du labyrinthe de l'identité aux frontières du réel et du rêve, et qui ont valu à leur auteur une renommée considérable au Japon avant même que La Femme des sables ne consacre sa renommée internationale en 1962.
Catalogue Picquier Poche 2019
… (més)
Joop-le-philosophe | Apr 20, 2024 |
Niki Jumpei, an amateur entomologist, seeks a rare beetle in the desert. The day ends, and he is lost in the sand dunes. In desperation, he agrees to assistance from another man who finds the entomologist shelter for the night. He is taken to a sand cliff from which he is lowered by rope ladder to a small house, partially covered by sand and inhabited by a lone woman. In the morning, the rope is gone but the woman remains.

The story was terrifying and engrossing all at once. It had the essence of one person being alone, yet not being alone; disappearing and yet not disappearing. Thinking of a person placed in a captive situation, it made me question whether it would be better to remain aloof or to befriend a captor. Presenting just as many questions as answers, this book turned out to be an incredible mind trip. I kept on trying to figure out what it all meant, whether it was a metaphor for anything at all or just a bizarre tale meant for entertainment. It was a story, complete with perfectly situated pen-and-ink drawings, about the meaning of being held captive and containing sequences of events and scenery which made for surreal and fascinating reading.… (més)
SqueakyChu | Hi ha 65 ressenyes més | Dec 8, 2023 |
Psychologický román s prvky sci-fi je příběhem vědce, jemuž výbuch v laboratoři znetvořil tvář. Přes úsilí lékařů zůstává zohyzděn, takže se mezi lidmi pohybuje jen s obvazem
PDSS | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | Oct 11, 2023 |



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