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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 »

Died:

(age 68) in Tokyo, Japan

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Known For

Tanin no kao
Tanin no kao Writer
(1966)
Woman in the Dunes
(1964)
Pitfall
Pitfall Writer
(1962)
The Man Without a Map
(1968)

Filmography

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 2002 The Box Man (Short) (inspired by the novel by - as Kobo Abe)
 1988 Friends (play)
 1974 Shijin no shôgai (Short) (short story)
 1968 The Man Without a Map (novel) / (screenplay)
 1966 Tanin no kao (novel) / (screenplay)
 1965 Ako (Short) (original story)
 1964 Woman in the Dunes (novel) / (screenplay)
 1962 Pitfall (screenplay) / (story)
 1956 The Thick-Walled Room (writer)
 1954 Okuman choja
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Kobo Abe
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Star Sign:

Pisces

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