Human Garbage: Objects & the Body in Abe Kobo's The Ark Sakura and Kangaroo Notebook.

Chimenti, Patrick Thomas.


  • Abe Kōbō has often been referred to as the Franz Kafka of Japan. And, indeed, this idea has colored much of the criticism concerning Abe's work. Criticism of Abe has given little attention to Abe's aesthetic creations and focuses more on the language and interaction of Abe's characters. This focus on Abe's language has often led critics to paint Abe in a heavily modernist light, identifying him mo... read more
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