The Frontier Within

The Frontier Within

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Abe Kobo (1924--1993) was one of Japan's greatest postwar writers, recognized widely for his science fiction and plays of the absurd. He also wrote keen theoretical criticism for which he is lesser known, merging literary, historical, and philosophical perspectives. From the nature of creativity to the evolution of the human species, Abe tackled contemporary social issues and literary theory with the depth and facility of a visionary thinker. Featuring twelve essays from twenty-five years of Abe's prolific career, including his 1944 qPoetry and Poets (Consciousness and the Unconscious)q and his 1969 qThe Frontier Within, Part II, q this anthology for the first time introduces English-speaking readers to Abe as critic and intellectual. Proving the importance of his theoretical work to a broader understanding of his fiction -- and a richer portrait of Japan's postwar imagination -- Richard F. Calichman provides a substantial introduction to Abe's achievements and situates his essays within historical and intellectual trends.Essays by Abe Kobo KAbA Abe Richard Calichman. object. I will then conclude that truth can never be questioned in this manner. ... Yet what should we do with the daily reflection of our humanity, a Poetry and Poets (Consciousness and theanbsp;...

Title:The Frontier Within
Author:Kōbō Abe
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2013-08-20


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