Kobo Abe is said to be the Kafka of Japan
Kobo Abe (1924-1992) is said to be ‘The Kafka of Japan’. He is best known for: The Road Sign at the End of the Street (1948); The Woman in the Dunes (1962); as well as being avant-garde: being expelled from the Japanese Communist Party: and collecting insects. His novella, The Wall, won the Akutagawa Prize and established his reputation. His best friend was Yukio Mishima and he was also a friend of Harold Pinter. He didn’t give many interviews, but an interesting conversation with him is reported in the New York Times under the headline: Japan’s Kafka Goes on the Road; where his experimental theatre group is discussed.
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