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The box man

Author: Kōbō Abe; E Dale Saunders
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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"The author combines wildly imaginative fantasies and naturalistic prose to create narratives reminiscent of the work of Kafka and Beckett. In this eerie and evocative masterpiece, the nameless protagonist gives up his identity and the trappings of a normal life to live in a large cardboard box he wears over his head. Wandering the streets of Tokyo and scribbling madly on the interior walls of his box, he describes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Abe, Kōbō, 1924-1993.
Box man.
New York, Knopf; [distributed by Random House] 1974
(OCoLC)646855222
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kōbō Abe; E Dale Saunders
ISBN: 0394491068 9780394491066 0375726519 9780375726514
OCLC Number: 1031111
Language Note: Text in English translated from the Japanese.
Notes: Translation of Hakootoko.
Description: 178 pages illustrations 22 cm
Other Titles: Hakootoko.
Responsibility: translated from the Japanese by E. Dale Saunders.

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"The author combines wildly imaginative fantasies and naturalistic prose to create narratives reminiscent of the work of Kafka and Beckett. In this eerie and evocative masterpiece, the nameless protagonist gives up his identity and the trappings of a normal life to live in a large cardboard box he wears over his head. Wandering the streets of Tokyo and scribbling madly on the interior walls of his box, he describes the world outside as he sees or perhaps imagines it, a tenuous reality that seems to include a mysterious rifleman determined to shoot him, a seductive young nurse, and a doctor who wants to become a box man himself. The Box Man is a marvel of sheer originality and a bizarrely fascinating fable about the very nature of identity." -- Publisher's description

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