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The Woman in the Dunes
by Kobo Abe




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One of the premier Japanese novels of the twentieth century, The Women in the Dunes combines the essence of myth, suspense, and the existential novel. In a remote seaside village, Niki Jumpei, a teacher and amateur entomologist, is held captive with a young woman at the bottom of a vast sand pit where, Sisyphus-like, they are pressed into shoveling off the ever-advancing sand dunes that threaten the village.

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Overview

One of the premier Japanese novels of the twentieth century, The Women in the Dunes combines the essence of myth, suspense, and the existential novel. In a remote seaside village, Niki Jumpei, a teacher and amateur entomologist, is held captive with a young woman at the bottom of a vast sand pit where, Sisyphus-like, they are pressed into shoveling off the ever-advancing sand dunes that threaten the village.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780679733782
  • ISBN-10: 0679733787
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: April 1991
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 8.06 x 5.22 x 0.53 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.42 pounds

Series: Vintage International

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