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The box man

Autore: Kōbō Abe; E Dale Saunders
Pubblicazione: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1974.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : Fiction : English : First American editionVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/formato: Fiction
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Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Abe, Kōbō, 1924-1993.
Box man.
New York, Knopf; [distributed by Random House] 1974
(OCoLC)646855222
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento Libro
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Kōbō Abe; E Dale Saunders
ISBN: 0394491068 9780394491066 0375726519 9780375726514 0865474613 9780865474611
Numero OCLC: 1031111
Nota sulla lingua: Text in English translated from the Japanese.
Note: Translation of Hakootoko.
Descrizione: 178 pages illustrations 22 cm
Altri titoli: Hakootoko.
Responsabilità: 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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