Abe, Kōbō 1924-1993
Most widely held works about Kōbō Abe
Most widely held works by Kōbō Abe
The woman in the dunes by Kōbō Abe ( Book )
125 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 25 languages and held by 1,680 libraries worldwide
In this famous postwar Japanese novel, the first of Abe's to be translated into English, Niki Jumpei, an amateur entomologist in pursuit of a rare specimen of beetle, wanders into a strange seaside village, whose residents all live in sandpits. He is taken prisoner, and, along with a widow cast out by the community, he is forced to move into her sandpit and continually shovel away the sand that threatens to take over the village. In Niki's struggles to escape his prison and his developing relationship with the woman, he gradually comes to understand the existential nature of life.
The box man by Kōbō Abe ( Book )
33 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in 7 languages and held by 1,000 libraries worldwide
The ruined map. Translated from the Japanese by E. Dale Saunders by 安部公房 ( Book )
42 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 943 libraries worldwide
Mr. Nemuro, a respected salesman, disappeared over half a year ago, but only now does his alluring yet alcoholic wife hire a private eye. The nameless detective has but two clues: a photo and a matchbook. With these he embarks upon an ever more puzzling pursuit that leads him into the depths of Tokyo's dangerous underworld, where he begins to lose the boundaries of his own identity.
The face of another by Kōbō Abe ( Book )
63 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in 11 languages and held by 878 libraries worldwide
In this intellectual horror story, a scientist hideously deformed in a laboratory accident--a man who has lost his face and, with it, his connection to other people. Even his wife is now repulsed by him. His only entry back into the world is to create a mask so perfect as to be undetectable. But soon he finds that such a mask is more than a disguise--it is an alternate self, a self that is capable of anything.
Inter Ice age 4 by Kōbō Abe ( Book )
28 editions published between 1964 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 827 libraries worldwide
The ark Sakura by Kōbō Abe ( Book )
17 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 777 libraries worldwide
Mole has converted a huge underground quarry into an "ark" capable of surviving the coming nuclear holocaust and is now in search of his crew. He falls victim, however, to the wiles of a con-man-cum-insect-dealer. In the surreal drama that ensues, the ark is invaded by a gang of youths and a sinister group of elderly people called the Broom Brigade, lead by Mole's odious father, while Mole becomes trapped in the ark's central piece of equipment, a giant toilet powerful enough to flush almost anything, including chopped-up humans, out to sea--Publisher's description.
Secret rendezvous by 安部公房 ( Book )
39 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 757 libraries worldwide
As a jump-shoe salesman searches for his wife in a sinister underground hospital, his fascination with the hospital's strange inhabitants, including a girl whose bones are gradually liquefying, causes him to barely notice his wife's unspeakable circumstances.
Friends; [play by 安部公房 ( Book )
40 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 699 libraries worldwide
Beyond the curve by Kōbō Abe ( Book )
26 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 695 libraries worldwide
Kangaroo notebook : a novel by 安部公房 ( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 580 libraries worldwide
One man's hell at the hands of the health establishment in Japan. It begins when he discovers radishes sprouting from his shins. Admitted to hospital, he finds himself in the grip of bizarre forces: a self-propelled hospital bed, doctors intent on curing the wrong ailments, infant ghosts and mysterious windstorms.
Three plays by Kōbō Abe ( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 442 libraries worldwide
The man who turned into a stick : three related plays by 安部公房 ( Book )
15 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 321 libraries worldwide
Suna no onna Woman in the dunes ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 284 libraries worldwide
A strange erotic allegory about an entomologist stranded on a remote beach and given shelter for the night in a sandpit inhabited by a hapless woman. When morning comes, he finds himself trapped into living with the woman. He develops an intense bond with his companion and resigns himself to a lifetime of hypnotic routine.
Three films by Hiroshi Teshigahara ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Pitfall: When a miner leaves his employer and treks out with his young son to become a migrant worker, he finds himself moving from one eerie landscape to another, intermittently followed (and photographed) by an enigmatic man in a clean, white suit, and eventually coming face-to-face with his inescapable destiny.
おとし穴 Pitfall ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 181 libraries worldwide
When a miner leaves his employer and treks out with his young son to become a migrant worker, he finds himself moving from one eerie landscape to another, intermittently followed (and photographed) by an enigmatic man in a clean, white suit, and eventually coming face-to-face with his inescapable destiny.
他人の顔 The face of another ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Okuyama, after being burned and disfigured in an industrial accident and estranged from his family and friends, agrees to his psychiatrist's radical experiment: a face transplant, created from the mold of a stranger. As Okuyama is thus further alienated from the world around him, he finds himself giving in to his darker temptations.
Inter ice age 4 by Kōbō Abe ( Book )
7 editions published between 1965 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 143 libraries worldwide
The ruined map by Abe Kōbō ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
壁 by 安部公房 ( Book )
22 editions published between 1951 and 1994 in French and Japanese and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Le Crime de monsieur E. Karma. Abé. Kôbô4070.
安部公房全作品 by 安部公房 ( Book )
4 editions published in 1972 in Japanese and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Abe, Kōbō,--1924-1993 Abe Kōbō Sutajio Authors, Japanese Burns and scalds Coal miners Criticism, interpretation, etc. Detective and mystery stories Disfigured persons Drama Entomologists Existentialism Experimental films Experimental theater Face--Surgery Fantasy films Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Foreign films Ghosts Hermits Homelessness Identity (Psychology) Japan Japanese drama Japanese fiction Japan--Tokyo Literature and science Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Melodrama Melodrama Migrant labor Mood films Motion picture producers and directors Motion pictures Nuclear bomb shelters Nuclear warfare Psychological fiction Psychological fiction, Japanese Sand dunes Short films Survival Teshigahara, Hiroshi Theater Translations Widows Women
Abé, Kimifusa, 1924-1993
Abe, Kimihisa, 1924-1993
Abě, Kobo, 1924-1993
An-pu, Kung-fang, 1924-1993
Anbu, Gongfang, 1924-1993
Kôbo, Abé, 1924-1993
Abe, Kimifusa 1924-1993
كوبو أبي، 1924-1993
安部, 公房 1924-1993
安部公房, 1924-1993安部, 公房
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