April 19, 2021

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Review: The Box Man by Kobo Abe

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box-man“I personally feel that a box, far from being a dead end, is an entrance into another world.”

“The Box Man” is an existential work, revealing questions about identity and the place of man in society. The story begins in a diary format that reads like a how-to manual, as the narrator details the tools necessary to build a boxlike outfit complete with an observation slit for vision.

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