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Kobo Abe

Kobo Abe (1924-1993) was one of the most acclaimed Japanese authors of the 20th century. His works include The Woman in the Dunes , Kangaroo Notebook , The Face of Another , The Box Man , The Ruined Map , Secret Rendezous , Inter Ice Age 4 , and several others. He was awarded the Tanizaki, Akutagawa, and Yomiuri Prizes.