Kobo Abe | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Hisaaki Yamanouchi

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of Kobo Abe.
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Critical Essay by Hisaaki Yamanouchi

[Abé is] concerned with the solitude of men and women alienated from contemporary society and suffering from a loss of identity…. [Abé has deliberately deviated] from the dominant trend of the prewar Japanese novels. [He is] … completely free from the sentimentality of self-commiseration characteristic of the I-novelists…. [His prose style is also a mark of his] deviation from the Japanese tradition. Abé's style is objective, logical and lucid…. Abé's literary world has a closer kinship with that of Kafka and some contemporary European writers than that of his countrymen. (pp. 153-54)

From the point of view of literary technique Abé explored a new and unique possibility for prose fiction in his 'The Wall: The Crime of...

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