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Kōbō Abe
Birth date: March 07, 1924
Died: January 22, 1993
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Joshua rated it 6 years ago
Dr. Katsumi tries to build an AI that can predict the future. The government tries to stop him, forcing him to test his project on single person, who is then mysteriously murdered, revealing to Dr. Katsumi a huge conspiracy connected to genetic engineering. As he get closer to his objective, the ...
konstantinapapazoglou rated it 9 years ago
Niki Jumpei is a teacher, but his true passion is entomology. His biggest dream is to discover a new type of insect and have his name written in the encyclopedias of that science. After thorough study he has decided that his luck will be in the desert, in the sand it's very possible that a beetle wo...
Nicole~ rated it 10 years ago
The world of The Face of Another is the world of Japan in the 1960s observed through Abe's highly tuned microscope; a world layered in paranoia, in which fast growing technology when not regulated, might create a terrifying nightmarish forecast of the future. Abe explores the foreign - the unknown w...
Nicole~ rated it 10 years ago
Without the threat of punishment there is no joy in flight. In Kobo Abe's fantasy world of The Woman in the Dunes, an amateur entomologist on vacation finds himself in a remote coastal village built amid deeply undulating dunes. There, he is tricked by a lonely widow and her neighboring villagers,...
blackguysdoread rated it 10 years ago
Sand sucks. The sand in this novel is so oppressive, invasive, and omnipresent, that after finishing the book, I felt like I needed to take a shower. Maybe two."His words were absorbed by the sand and blown by the wind, and there was no way of knowing how far they reached."The book is the basis of o...
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