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The frontier within essays

Author: Kōbō Abe; Richard Calichman
Publisher: New York Columbia University Press 2013
Series: Weatherhead books on Asia
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Abe Kobo (1924-1993) was one of Japan's greatest postwar writers, recognized widely for his science fiction and plays of the absurd. He also wrote keen theoretical criticism for which he is lesser known, merging literary, historical, and philosophical perspectives. From the nature of creativity to the evolution of the human species, Abe tackled contemporary social issues and literary theory with the depth and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anthologie
Named Person: Kōbō Abe; Kōbō Abe
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kōbō Abe; Richard Calichman
ISBN: 9780231163866 023116386X 9780231535090 0231535090
OCLC Number: 930963433
Description: XVIII, 191 Seiten
Contents: "Poetry and poets --
"Theory and practice in literature" --
"The hand of a calculator with the heart of a beast: what is literature?" --
"Discovering America" --
"Does the visual image destroy the walls of language?" --
"Artistic revolution: theory of the art movement" --
"Possibilities for education today: on the essence of human existence" --
"Beyond the neighbor" --
"The military look" --
"Passport of heresy" --
"The frontier within".
Series Title: Weatherhead books on Asia
Other Titles: Sammlung
Responsibility: by Abe Kōbō; ed., translated, and with an introduction by Richard F. Calichman

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Abe Kobo (1924-1993) was one of Japan's greatest postwar writers, recognized widely for his science fiction and plays of the absurd. He also wrote keen theoretical criticism for which he is lesser known, merging literary, historical, and philosophical perspectives. From the nature of creativity to the evolution of the human species, Abe tackled contemporary social issues and literary theory with the depth and facility of a visionary thinker.

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