Book by Kobo Abe
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From the acclaimed author of Woman in the Dunes comes Secret Rendezvous , the bizarrely erotic and comic adventures of a man searching for his missing wife in a mysteriously vast underground hospital.
From the moment that an ambulance appears in the middle of the night to take his wife, who protests that she is perfectly healthy, her bewildered husband realizes that things are not as they should be. His covert explorations reveal that the enormous hospital she was taken to is home to a network of constant surveillance, outlandish sex experiments, and an array of very odd and even violent characters. Within a few days, though no closer to finding his wife, the unnamed narrator finds himself appointed the hospital’s chief of security, reporting to a man who thinks he’s a horse. With its nightmarish vision of modern medicine and modern life, Secret Rendezvous is another masterpiece from Japan’s most gifted and original writer of serious fiction.
Kobo Abe was born in Tokyo in 1924, grew up in Manchuria, and returned to Japan in his early twenties. In 1948 he received a medical degree from Tokyo Imperial University, but he never practiced medicine. Before his death in 1993, Abe was considered his country's foremost living novelist, and was also widely known as a dramatist. His novels have earned many literary awards and prizes, and have all been best sellers in Japan. They include The Woman in the Dunes , Kangaroo Notebook , The Ark Sakura , The Face of Another , The Box Man , and The Ruined Map.
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Description du livre Perigee Trade, 1981. État : Fair. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP91082616
Description du livre Perigee Trade, 1981. Paperback. État : Used: Good. N° de réf. du libraire SONG0399505016
Description du livre Perigee. État : Very Good. Includes everything it's supposed to include. Light to moderate shelf wear. No apparent underlining/highlighting. N° de réf. du libraire 580806
Description du livre Perigee Trade, 1981. Paperback. État : Very Good. Book. Aside from some shelf wear and toning, this plausibly unread book appearsto be in great shape!! Your toes will twinkle with delight when this bookgets to you!!!. N° de réf. du libraire 4528
Description du livre État : Acceptable. Book Condition: Acceptable. N° de réf. du libraire 97803995050105.0
Description du livre Perigee Trade, 1981. Paperback. État : Very Good. brown softcover; clean text; no marks. N° de réf. du libraire mon0000065395
Description du livre Perigee Bks/ G.P.Putnam's Sons, New York:, 1980. paperback. État : fine copy. First pbk edition. 8"x 5 3/8". trade pbk, photo-illus cover, $4.95 on front, 179 pgs; hbk pub in 1979. translated from the Japanese by Juliet W.Carpenter. cover design by Lynn Hollyn w/ photo by Steve Kaplan & handlettering by David Gatti. N° de réf. du libraire 1054
Description du livre État : Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire 97803995050103.0
Description du livre A Perigree Book , [New York], 1980. Trade Paperback. État : Good. First Edition Thus. [New York]: A Perigree Book . Good. 1980. First Edition Thus. Trade Paperback. 0399505016 . First edition thus. 179+ pages. Some light-colored staining to the top edge else VG+ copy. . N° de réf. du libraire 27526