The Frontier Within: Essays by Abe Kobo (Weatherhead Books on Asia)

The Frontier Within: Essays by Abe Kobo (Weatherhead Books on Asia)


Abe Kobo (1924–1993) was once one among Japan's maximum postwar writers, widely known for his creative technological know-how fiction and performs of the absurd. in spite of the fact that, he additionally wrote theoretical feedback for which he's lesser identified, merging literary, old, and philosophical views into prepared reflections at the nature of creativity, the evolution of the human species, and a magnificent diversity of alternative topics.

Abe Kobo tackled modern social concerns and literary thought with the intensity and facility of a visionary philosopher. that includes twelve essays from his prolific career―including "Poetry and Poets (Consciousness and the Unconscious)," written in 1944, and "The Frontier inside, half II," written in 1969―this anthology introduces English-speaking readers to Abe Kobo as critic and highbrow for the 1st time. Demonstrating the significance of his theoretical paintings to a broader knowing of his fiction―and a richer portrait of Japan's postwar imagination―Richard F. Calichman presents an incisive advent to Abe Kobo's achievements and situates his essays traditionally and intellectually.

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