The Woman in the Dunes - Kobo Abé 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.
  Kobo Abé was born in Tokyo in 1924, grew up in Manchuria, and returned to Japan in his early twenties. Before his death in 1993, Abé was considered his country's foremost living novelist and playwright.

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  Condition: Very good, 0.8mmx2cm toning to top edge of front free endpaper from former sticker, rear pastedown and verso of endpaper with small ink crosses and comments, dampstain to outer edge of front panel, in very good plus, bright jacket, light wear and rubbing to spine ends and corners,mild toning to spine, green die to verso front front panel of book.   Ref: 106353   Price: HK$ 1,600