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The woman in the dunes

Kobo Abe

The woman in the dunes

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Published by Secker and Warburg in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

This translation originally published, New York, Knopf, 1964.

Statementtranslated from the Japanese by E. Dale Saunders ; with drawings by Machi Abé.
SeriesCollection of representative works, Japanese series
The Physical Object
Pagination341p.
Number of Pages341
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17337991M


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