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The Resource The Woman in the Dunes

The Woman in the Dunes

Label
The Woman in the Dunes
Title
The Woman in the Dunes
Statement of responsibility
Kobo Abe ; translated from the Japanese by E. Dale Saunders ; with drawings by Machi Abe
Title variation
Woman of the Dunes
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Language
eng
Summary
The Woman in the Dunes, by celebrated writer and thinker Kobo Abe, combines the essence of myth, suspense and the existential novel. After missing the last bus home following a day trip to the seashore, an amateur entomologist is offered lodging for the night at the bottom of a vast sand pit. But when he attempts to leave the next morning, he quickly discovers that the locals have other plans. Held captive with seemingly no chance of escape, he is tasked with shoveling back the ever-advancing sand dunes that threaten to destroy the village. His only companion is an odd young woman. Together their fates become intertwined as they work side by side at this Sisyphean task.From the Trade Paperback edition
Summary
In this famous postwar Japanese novel, the first of Abe's to be translated into English, Niki Jumpei, an amateur entomologist in pursuit of a rare specimen of beetle, wanders into a strange seaside village, whose residents all live in sandpits. He is taken prisoner, and, along with a widow cast out by the community, he is forced to move into her sandpit and continually shovel away the sand that threatens to take over the village. In Niki's struggles to escape his prison and his developing relationship with the woman, he gradually comes to understand the existential nature of life. -- Description by: Nancy Pearl
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011881
Cataloging source
HCO
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1924-1993
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Abe, Kobo
Index
no index present
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850
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Saunders, E. Dale
  • Abe, Machi
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True
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  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Woman in the Dunes
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:13d91d5e-e51e-4f2f-96d1-0f5befcfd339
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307813732
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Woman in the Dunes
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:13d91d5e-e51e-4f2f-96d1-0f5befcfd339
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307813732
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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