Re: RARA-AVIS: Moran on Abe

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 06 Jul 2004

Todd wrote:

"Well, Kobo Abe was a surrealist, very much in the Kafka tradition, and WOMAN IN THE DUNES, either the novel (in translation) or the wonderful film version, isn't too terribly like most of what we discuss here...though we do get sublimated lust, small-town treachery, a lone male wanderer who finds himself trapped...hmm..."

I agree that Woman in the Dunes is a strange but wonderful film. But what about Ruined Map? Have you read it?


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