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安部 公房  |  Kōbō Abe

Legal name: 安部 公房

Transliterated name: Abe, Kimifusa

Birth place: Kita, Tokyo, Japan

Birth date: 7 March 1924

Death date: 22 January 1993

Language: Japanese

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Novels

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The Woman in the Dunes

1962

Library edition: September 2006, 16th printing

Penguin Books

ISBN 978-0-14-118852-2

Trade paperback, xi+256 pages

£9.99

Notes:

  •  Translated by E. Dale Saunders.

  •  Introduction by David Mitchell.

  •  Interior art by Machi Abe.

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The Box Man

1973

Library edition: July 2001, 11th printing

Vintage Books

ISBN 978-0-375-72651-4

Trade paperback, 178 pages

$15.00 / C$18.95

Notes:

  •  Translated by E. Dale Saunders.

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Secret Rendezvous

1979

Library edition: July 2002, 13th printing

Vintage Books

ISBN 978-0-375-72654-5

Trade paperback, 179 pages

$14.95 / C$18.95

Notes:

  •  Translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter.

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Kangaroo Notebook

1996

Library edition: 1996 1st English language edition, 12th printing

Vintage Books

ISBN 978-0-679-74663-8

Trade paperback, 183 pages

$15.95 / C$17.95

Notes:

  •  Translated by Maryellen Toman Mori.

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The Ark Sakura

1984

Library edition: January 2009, 6th printing

Vintage Books

ISBN 978-0-307-38963-3

Trade paperback, 336 pages

$16.95 / C$19.95

Notes:

  •  Translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter.

Inter Ice Age 4

1959

<  1st English language edition, September 1970

Alfred A. Knopf

No ISBN

Hardcover, 228 pages

$5.95

Notes:

  •  Translated by E. Dale Saunders.

  •  Interior art by Machi Abe.

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The Face of Another

1964

<  September 2006, English language edition

Penguin Books

ISBN 0-14-118853-7

Trade paperback, xiii+239 pages

unknown cover price

Notes:

  •  Translated by E. Dale Saunders.

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The Ruined Map

1969

Library edition: December 2001, post-2006 printing

Vintage Books

ISBN 978-0-375-72652-1

Trade paperback, 299 pages

$16.95

Notes:

  •  Translated by E. Dale Saunders.

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Collections

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Beyond the Curve

1991

<  April 1991, 1st English language edition

Kodansha International

ISBN 4-7700-1465-1

Hardcover, 247 pages

$18.95

Notes:

  •  Translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter.

Fiction: An Irrelevant Death  //  The Crime of S. Karma  //  Dendrocacalia  //  The Life of a Poet  //  Record of a

Transformation  //  Intruders  //  Noah's Ark  //  The Special Envoy  //  Beguiled  //  The Bet  //  The Dream Soldier  //  

Beyond the Curve

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Plays

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Friends

1967

<  April 1977, 1st English language edition

Grove Press

ISBN 0-3941-7312-0

Hardcover, 94 pages

unknown cover price

Notes:

  •  Translated by Donald Keane.

  •  Winner of the 1967 Tanizaki Prize and the 1967 Akutagawa Award.