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The Woman in the Dunes Study Guide & Plot Summary

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Summary and Analysis

Part 1

Kobo Abe's The Woman in the Dunes begins with a short summary of the main action of the novel. In this summary, the reader is told that a man has disappeared and since seven years have passed, he has been presumed dead. After this statement, the story flashes back to the day that this so-far unnamed man began what he thought would be a brief adventure to the seaside, in his search for an unusual insect. His hope is that he will find a bug that has yet to be classified. If he is the first to categorize it, his name will be attached to the insect's scientific classification. This will give the protagonist a sense of self identity.

Upon arriving at the coast, the man discovers a village that is being all but buried by the drifting sand dunes. He does not pay much attention...

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