eBook Beyond the Curve (Modern Japanese Writers Series) download
by Kobo Abe
Author: Kobo Abe
Publisher: Kodansha USA Inc (February 1, 1993)
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Subcategory: Short Stories and Anthologies
Kōbō Abe (安部 公房, Abe Kōbō), pen name of Kimifusa Abe (安部 公房, Abe Kimifusa, March 7, 1924 – January 22, 1993), was a Japanese writer, playwright, musician, photographer and inventor.
Kōbō Abe (安部 公房, Abe Kōbō), pen name of Kimifusa Abe (安部 公房, Abe Kimifusa, March 7, 1924 – January 22, 1993), was a Japanese writer, playwright, musician, photographer and inventor. Abe has been often compared to Franz Kafka and Alberto Moravia for his modernist sensibilities and his surreal, often nightmarish explorations of individuals in contemporary society.
Kobo Abe is the kind of writer who reminds one of other writers. This book was translated from Japanese, and although some of the phrasing seems awkward at times, it actually enhances the overall surrealism of Abe's writing. His Kafkaesque "An Irrelevant Death" places an unexplained corpse in the apartment of A- who must then decide how to dispose of it without suspicion. In another story that recalls Kafka, "Dendrocacalia," a man named Common experiences an unexpected metamorphosis into a rare and sought-after plant. Try the local library or used book shop.
Beyond the Curve, Kōbō Abe Collection of fiction which explores many of modern man's dilemmas in an insightful, yet highly surrealistic style. Abe is one of the most highly regarded writers in Japan today.
Beyond the Curve book. Kobo Abe is so surreal in his writing! This book is such a good read. Like many modern Japanese stories, these feature mental anguish and alienation. Many of the characters are men living alone, friendless and disconnected from society, confronting inner demons and suffering the terrors of their minds. Some stories involve magical realism. Abe puts your mind in the Twilight Zone and makes no apologies.
A writer of ideas and a creator of striking images, Abe writes more from the head than the heart. A stimulating but eventually sterile road. A short-fiction collection from the noted Japanese author Abe (Woman in the Dunes, The Ark Sakura, et. -pieces whose originality is sometimes overwhelmed by their relentless surrealism. All the stories depend on a similar premise: a seemingly commonplace situation that increasingly becomes menacing and surreal. In the title story, a man suddenly becomes amnesiac on his way home, just before the curve on the road.
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Designer: John Gall Designer: Ned Drew via book cover book book cover cover covering. Beyond the Curve: A collection of works including such stories as "An irrelevant death," "The dream soldier," "Dendrocalia," "The special envoy," and "The crime of S. Beyond the curve.
Book cover series design for Vintage Books, Designed in collaboration with Ned . Japanese Poster: Kobo Abe - The Double of Human Being. 2009 Gurafiku: Japanese Graphic Design.
Book cover series design for Vintage Books, Designed in collaboration with Ned Drew - John Gall. Yi Zhong. What others are saying.
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Abe Kōbō, Japanese novelist and playwright noted for his use of bizarre and allegorical situations to underline the isolation of the individual. He grew up in Mukden (now Shenyang), in Manchuria, where his father, a physician, taught at the medical college. In middle school his strongest subject. Abe formed the Abe Kōbō Studio, a theatrical company, in 1973. He regularly wrote one or two plays a year for the company and served as its director. The best-known of his plays, Tomodachi (1967; Friends), was performed in the United States and France. In theatre, as well as in the novel, he stood for the avant-garde and experimental.
Kobo Abe, Japanese author. Recipient Post-war Literature prize, 1950, 25th Akutagawa prize, 1951, Kishida prize, 1958, Yomiuri Literature prize, 1962, Tanizaki prize, 1967, Yomiuri Literature prize, 1975. 11920/?tag prabook0b-20.