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Title:Kangaroo Notebook
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Publisher:Random House Value Publishing
ISBN:0517198223
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Category:Japanese literature, Literature, Surreal, Fantasy, Novels, Fiction

Kangaroo Notebook by Kōbō Abe

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Kangaroo Notebook In the last novel written before his death in one of Japan s most distinguished novelists proffered a surreal vision of Japanese society that manages to be simultaneously fearful and jarringly funny The narrator of b Kangaroo Notebook b wakes on morning to discover that his legs are growing radish sprouts an ailment that repulses his doctor but provides the patient with the unusual ability to snack on himself In short order Kobo Abe s unraveling protagonist finds himself hurtling in a hospital bed to the very shores of hell Abe has assembled a cast of oddities into a coherent novel one imbued with unexpected meaning Translated from the Japanese by Maryellen Toman Mori .

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