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Harvard East Asian Monographs 319

Sublime Voices

The Fictional Science and Scientific Fiction of Abe Kōbō

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$39.95 • £28.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674032781

Publication: June 2009


332 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

11 halftones

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  • List of Figures
  • Note to the Reader
  • Introduction: Abe Kōbō’s Dictionary
  • 1. Transforming Science: Metamorphosis in Abe’s Life and Work
  • 2. Abe’s Essays and Some Historical Distinctions Between Literature and Science
  • 3. Whirring Clicking Poetry: Inter Ice Age 4
  • 4. The Dialogue of Styles, the Dance of Fiction, and The Face of Another
  • 5. The Hope of Technology and the Technology of Hope in The Woman in the Dunes
  • 6. The Parody, Perversity, and Cacophony of Secret Rendezvous
  • 7. A Technology of Silence: The Ark Sakura and the Nuclear Threat
  • Reference Matter
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Index