The Woman In The Dunes (Penguin Modern Classics)

Author: Kobo Abe
Homepage 9780141188522

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  • : $24.95(AUD)
  • : 9780141188522
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Modern Classics
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  • : September 2006
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 24.95
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  • : Kobo Abe
  • : Penguin Modern Classics Ser.
  • : Paperback
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  • : English
  • : 895.635
  • : 256
  • : Modern fiction
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Barcode 9780141188522
9780141188522

Description

One of the premier Japanese novels in the twentieth century, "The Woman In The Dunes" combines the essence of myth, suspense, and the existential novel. In a remote seaside village, Niki Jumpei, a teacher and amateur entomologist, is held captive with a young woman at the bottom of a vast sand pit where they are pressed into shovelling off the ever-advancing sand dunes that threaten the village.

Author description

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.