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In short, The Woman in the Dunes is a remarkable piece of fiction.
This book is exact copy of the real life... That's the first book I've read from Kobo Abe but it is surely not going to be my last one... Amazing book...
Kobo Abe's excellent novel "The Woman in the Dunes" examines the nature of how man relates his responsibilities to his sense of freedom.
Read it. Love it. Watch the movie after. The spare style and critical view of Abe is perfect for the overarching symbolism of post-War Japanese society.Published 12 days ago by Jason W Martin
Definitively a page turner and an interesting allegory for life's struggles regarding personal freedom contrasting with the needs of a community for survival. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Everybody has a story, even the most unobtrusive man has interests and a history. You know from the beginning the man never makes it out, but you forget that part as you read. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ada Ardor
Not many writers can convey claustrophobia and desperation the way Kobo Abe can. In his iconic The Woman in the Dunes, Abe paints a nightmarish picture: a teacher with a... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jillian Igarashi
Everyone says Abe is Kafkaesque and there is something in that because of the surreal way which he just drops into dystopian communities and surreal circumstance. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Megan Hewins
I haven't read this yet, but it's waiting for me on my Kindle, and whenever I want to start it, it will be at my fingertips!Published 9 months ago by Elaine Dittmer
A totally gripping read: a Japanese insect-collector goes off to spend his holiday in the sand-dunes, hoping to find some new species which will bear his name:'his efforts are... Read morePublished 9 months ago by sally tarbox
This would be a great book for discussion. I will be pondering some of Abe's thoughts and images for a very long time. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Flor