First edition in English of the visceral existentialist novel, one of the greatest Japanese novels of the 1960s.
THE WOMAN IN THE DUNES
A bleak modern <em>conte philosophique</em>, with something of the sharpness of Voltaire and the disorienting absurdity of Sartre. Basis for the 1964 New Wave Japanese film by Hiroshi Teshigahara, nominated for two Academy Awards, and winner of the Yomiuri Prize. This is a beautiful copy of the surreal, gripping novel.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. 8.25'' x 5.5''. Original green cloth with brown-stamped figure on front board, brown-lettered spine. In original price-clipped orange dust jacket designed by Muriel Nasser with drawing by Machi Abe. Illustrated with 13 drawings by Machi Abe. Yellow topstain, fore-edge machine deckle. Translated by E. Dale Saunders. , 241,  pages.
Fine in fine jacket.
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