- Author:Abe Kobo
- Publisher:Perigee Trade (January 12, 1981)
- Pages:299 pages
- Subcategory:History & Criticism
- FB2 format1939 kb
- ePUB format1672 kb
- DJVU format1640 kb
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The ruined map, by Kobo Abe ; translated by E. Dale Saunders. THE CITY-a bounded infinity. A labyrinth where you are never lost. Your private map where every block bears exactly the same number. Even if you lose your way, you cannot go wrong
The ruined map, by Kobo Abe ; translated by E. 299 p. 22 cm. Translation of: Moyetsukita chizu. Even if you lose your way, you cannot go wrong. Application for investigation.
He says a single map for life is all you need. A photograph and a worn-out matchbox with advertising. There were too many blank spaces on the map. Therefore, I had no obligation to force myself to fill them in. It’s a saying of his. The world is a forest, a woods, full of wild beasts and poisonous insects. I was no guardian of the law.
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Ruined Map left an impression on me. The ending is excellent, and the mystery leading up to the main character's . I've become a real enthusiast for Kobo Abe's work - and The Ruined Map stokes that enthusiasm. The ending is excellent, and the mystery leading up to the main character's grand realization keeps the pages turning. At face value, a detective novel, with much of it written in that staccato style so familiar from detective movie scripts, but Abe's wonderful descriptive prose breaks through to vary the pace.
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Kobo Abé. Yes, I did. Just let me get close and they run away terrified. I don’t have a chance to say a word. Again I was seated in front of the lemon-yellow curtains, and as it was still light outside, the room was filled with a lemon-yellow light. In it only the black mourning clothes were at odds, seeming to have been taken from a black and white photo album. I tried sounding him out about that, but it was no use. The more I tried to get something out of him.
With The Ruined Map, he crafted a mesmerizing literary crime novel that combines the narrative suspense of. .Of all the great Japanese novelists, Kobe Abe was indubitably the most versatile
With The Ruined Map, he crafted a mesmerizing literary crime novel that combines the narrative suspense of Chandler with the psychological depth of Dostoevsky. Of all the great Japanese novelists, Kobe Abe was indubitably the most versatile. With The Ruined Map, he crafted a mesmerizing literary crime novel that combines the narrative suspense of Chandler with the psychological depth of Dostoevsky.
Vintage International. 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. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.