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Kôbô Abe (1924–1993)

Kôbô Abe set off to medical school to please his parents. While still a student, he became interested in writing, and managed to sell a short story to a magazine. He failed his medical exam twice, and asked to be spared dishonor and allowed to pass the third time, under the agreement that he would never practice medicine, because he wanted to be a... See full bio »


(age 68) in Tokyo, Japan

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Woman in the Dunes
The Face of Another
Pitfall Writer
The Man Without a Map


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 2002 The Box Man (Short) (inspired by the novel by - as Kobo Abe)
 1988 Friends (play)
 1974 A Poet's Life (Short) (short story)
 1968 The Man Without a Map (novel) / (screenplay)
 1966 The Face of Another (novel) / (screenplay)
 1965 White Morning (Short) (original story)
 1964 Woman in the Dunes (novel) / (screenplay)
 1962 Pitfall (screenplay) / (story)
 1956 The Thick-Walled Room (writer)
 1954 A Billionaire
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Kobo Abe

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