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The Woman in the Dunes Reading The Woman In The Dunes By K B Abe Horsebackridinggeorgia.us 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.


About the Author: Kōbō Abe

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10 thoughts on “The Woman in the Dunes

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    This book is horrifically claustrophobic and eerie.How much of our lives consist of frantically trying to stay afloat Life can be as fruitless as a man trapped under sand dunes digging to liveor living to dig Do we work to live or live to work If you think being held hostage in sand is fantastical, what do you think your life is, anyway This book wears you down It gets into your skin, your hair, under your fingernails The sand is everywhere The wind, the salt air, their eyes always wat This book is horrifical...


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    Suna no onna sand woman The woman in the dunes, K b AbeThe Woman in the Dunes Suna no onna sand woman is a novel by the Japanese writer K b Abe, published in 1962 It won the 1962 Yomiuri Prize for literature, and an English translation and a film adaptation appeared in 1964.In 1955, Jumpei Niki, a schoolteacher from Tokyo, visits a fishing village to collect insects After missing the last bus, he is led, by the villagers, in an act of apparent hospitality, to a house in the dunes tha Suna no onna sand woman The woman in the dunes, K b AbeThe Woman in the Dunes Suna no onna sand woman is a novel by the Japanese ...


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    When we mix surrealistic Kafkaesque climate with existential questions about sense of human being then we get something likeThe woman in the dunes .Tale about a man obsessed or maybe possessed with sand who during the trip to the sea is trapped in the dunes in a cave inhabited by a lonely woman Initially desperately tries to escape, but the magnetic strength of the woman, her desperate fight with sand makes that what previously seemed to be a trap now becomes a sense of his life.The first wh When we mix surrealistic Kafkaesque climate with existential questions about sense of human being then we get something likeThe woman in the dunes .Tale about a man obsessed or maybe possessed with sand who during the trip to the sea is trappe...


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    4.5 starsWithout the threat of punishment there is no joy in flight.In Kobo Abe s fantasy world of The Woman in the Dunes, an amateur entomologist on vacation finds himself in a remote coastal village built amid deeply undulating dunes There, he is tricked by a lonely widow and her neighboring villagers, trapped in deep pits shored by sand drift walls, to be charged with the task of shoveling back the ever sliding banks, persistent and never ending in its threat to entomb them Sand moves aroun 4.5 starsWithout the threat of punishment there is no joy in flight.In Kobo Abe s fantasy world of The Woman in the Dunes, an amateur entomologist on vacation finds himself in a remote coastal village built amid deeply undulating dunes There, he is tricked by a lonely widow and her neighboring villagers, trapped in deep pits shored by sand drift walls, to be charged with the task of shoveling back the ever sliding banks, persistent and never ending in its threat to entomb them Sand moves around like this all year long Its flow is its life It absolutely never stops anywhere Whether in water or air, it moves about free and unrestricted So, usually, ordinary living things are unable to endure life in it.The landscape of the dunes which Abe describes, of wood rotted boxed dwellings built at the bottom of shifting sand hi...


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    While he mused on the effect of the flowing sands, he was seized from time to time by hallucinations in which he himself began to move with the flow This book is about a man who tricked and has to live in a house at the bottom of a sand pit with a woman They can t escape the sand which settles on them even as they sleep As much as they shovel it away, they can t get rid of it ...


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    Since I started reading bothavidly andwidely several years ago, I ve spenttime analyzing different genres, different kinds of authors, and different kinds of literature In Jane Smiley s 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel, she makes a number of observations about how classic French novels differ from classic British novels, and how American novelists differ from either I m not well read enough in French and British literature to judge the validity of her points, other than to not Since I started reading bothavidly andwidely several years ago, I ve spenttime analyzing different genres, different kinds of authors, and different kinds of literature In Jane Smiley s 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel, she makes a number of observations about how classic French novels differ from classic British novels, and how American novelists differ from either I m not well read enough in French and British literature to judge the validity of her points, other than to notice that yes, Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas do have a tone that is noticeably different from, say, Charles Dickens and George Eliot.All of which brings me to Japanese literatu...


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    While reading this book my thoughts were constantly racing towards Camus s The Myth of SisyphusFrom the moment absurdity is recognized, it becomes a passion, the most harrowing of all Premises of hope, alienation and irrationality reeking from every printed word induced me into inferring Kobo Abe being the Japanese Camus The protagonist Junpei Niki illustrates traits of Sisyphean persona pursuing meaningless task of digging buckets of sand from the pit only to see it...


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    What happens if while on vacation, you disappear Who would miss you, take out newspaper ads for you, hang missing person flyers on poles for you, call the cops for you High in the night sky there was a continuous, discordant sound of wind blowing at a different velocity And on the ground the wind was a knife continually shaving off thin layers of sand, as a vil...


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