The Box Man

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Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
Pages
192
Dimensions
5.2 X 8.0 X 0.55 inches | 0.49 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780375726514

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About the Author

Kobo Abe was born in Tokyo in 1924, grew up in Manchuria, and returned to Japan in his early twenties. In 1948 he receiveved a medical degree from Tokyo Imperial University, but he never practiced medicine. Before his death in 1993, Abe was considered his country's foremost living novelist, and was also widely known as a dramatist. His novels have earned many literary awards and prizes, and have all been bestsellers in Japan. They include The Woman in the Dunes, Kangaroo Notebook, The Ark Sakura, The Face of Another, The Box Man, and Secret Rendezvous.

Reviews

"A spellbinder from beginnning to end, an edgy masterpiece."-Chicago Sun-Times

"A stunning addition to the literature of eccentricity...an ontological thriller."-The New York Times

"Brilliant.... Like Kafka's, Abe's work reveals an astonishing ability to create dreamlike events."-Chicago Tribune