The Box Man
By (author) Kobo Abe
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Box Man by Kobo Abe
Book DescriptionKobo Abe, the internationally acclaimed author of Woman in the Dunes , combines wildly imaginative fantasies and naturalistic prose to create narratives reminiscent of the work of Kafka and Beckett. In this eerie and evocative masterpiece, the nameless protagonist gives up his identity and the trappings of a normal life to live in a large cardboard box he wears over his head. Wandering the streets of Tokyo and scribbling madly on the interior walls of his box, he describes the world outside as he sees or perhaps imagines it, a tenuous reality that seems to include a mysterious rifleman determined to shoot him, a seductive young nurse, and a doctor who wants to become a box man himself. The Box Man is a marvel of sheer originality and a bizarrely fascinating fable about the very nature of identity. Translated from the Japanese by E. Dale Saunders.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375726514
(202mm x 131mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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This Kafkaesque novel is an ambitious work about the lives of outcasts in modern Japan and such troubling themes as ecological destruction, old age, violence, and nuclear war ("New York Times Book Review").
Woman in the Dunes, Paperback (September 2006)» View all books by Kobo Abe
Niki Jumpei, an amateur entomologist, searches the scorching desert for beetles. As night falls he is forced to seek shelter in an eerie village, half-buried by huge sand dunes. He awakes to the terrifying realization that the villagers have imprisoned him with a young woman at the bottom of a vast sand pit.
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Author Biography - Kobo Abe
Kobo Abe, the internationally claimed author of Woman in the Dunes, combines wildly imaginative fantasies and naturalistic prose to create narratives reminiscent of the work of Kafka and Bennett.
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