The Box Man (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Japanska
Antal sidor
160
Utgivningsdatum
2020-10-29
Förlag
Penguin Classics
Översättare
E Dale Saunders
Originalspråk
Japanese
Dimensioner
9 x 165 x 117 mm
Vikt
155 g
ISBN
9780241454596

The Box Man

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'A spellbinder from beginning to end, an edgy masterpiece' Chicago Sun Times 'This is the record of a box man'. Anonymous and alone, the box man peeps out of his cut-out eyeholes and watches the world from behind his four cardboard walls. At first repulsed by the strange phenomenon of people who have decided to abandon society and live in boxes on the Tokyo streets, he has found himself drawn into the anonymity and voyeurism of their life. As he becomes obsessed with spying on a young nurse, his identity slips away, in Kobo Abe's eerie, disorienting and seductive masterpiece of unease. 'Funny, sad and destructive ... an invention with its own crazy pull, it gnaws at the reader ... a stunning addition to the literature of eccentricity' The New York Times
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A stunning addition to the literature of eccentricity * The New York Times * A spellbinder from beginning to end, an edgy masterpiece * Chicago Sun-Times * Like Kafka, Abe's work reveals an astonishing ability to create dreamlike events * Chicago Tribune *

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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.