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The Woman in the Dunes -
1964 - Alfred A. Knopf, New York - First Edition in English
Are you shoveling to survive, or surviving to shovel?
Japan’s Kafka. Abé’s most celebrated novel. A brilliant, claustrophobic, mysteriously existential tale, remarkable for its hypnotic descriptions of the sand that dominates the book.
Published in 1962, to spontaneous acclaim, translated into 20 languages and adapted for a Cannes festival award-winning film directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara and scored by Toru, Abé wrote the screenplay.
Translated from the Japanese by E. Dale Saunders. With drawings by Machi Abé.