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Title:Kangaroo Notebook
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Publisher:Random House Value Publishing
ISBN:0517198223
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Category:Japanese literature, Literature, Surreal, Fantasy, Novels, Fiction

Kangaroo Notebook by Kōbō Abe

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Kangaroo Notebook In the last novel written before his death in one of Japan s most distinguished novelists proffered a surreal vision of Japanese society that manages to be simultaneously fearful and jarringly funny The narrator of b Kangaroo Notebook b wakes on morning to discover that his legs are growing radish sprouts an ailment that repulses his doctor but provides the patient with the unusual ability to snack on himself In short order Kobo Abe s unraveling protagonist finds himself hurtling in a hospital bed to the very shores of hell Abe has assembled a cast of oddities into a coherent novel one imbued with unexpected meaning Translated from the Japanese by Maryellen Toman Mori .

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In the last novel written before his death in one of Japan s most distinguished novelists proffered a surreal vision of Japanese society that manages to be simultaneously fearful and jarringly funny The narrator of b Kangaroo Notebook b wakes on morning to discover that his legs are growing radish sprouts an ailment that repulses his doctor but provides the patient with the unusual ability to snack on himself In short order Kobo Abe s unraveling protagonist finds himself hurtling in a hospital bed to the very shores of hell Abe has assembled a cast of oddities into a coherent novel one imbued with unexpected meaning Translated from the Japanese by Maryellen Toman Mori, i i The Woman in the Dunes i i by celebrated writer and thinker Kobo Abe combines the essence of myth suspense and the existential novel br br 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, Tells of a fat hermit whose fears of a nuclear disaster lead him to build a shelter inside a mountain and equip it with everything necessary for the survival of a small community, Kobo Abe the internationally acclaimed author of i Woman in the Dunes i combines wildly imaginative fantasies and naturalistic prose to create narratives reminiscent of the work of Kafka and Beckett br br 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 i The Box Man i is a marvel of sheer originality and a bizarrely fascinating fable about the very nature of identity br br Translated from the Japanese by E Dale Saunders