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The first person narrator seems to pass from kkobo and moral ambiguity into delerium and attempts to drag the reader down with him. Paperbackpages. Going back to the protagonist, strangely, only he was not mentioned to have any illnesses or unnatural and natural defects among the hospital’s residents in which even the doctors have ; this exhibits a somewhat alienation and a possible certainty that he doesn’t belong to the hospital, but got dragged into that nightmare, that place that stole his wife; his once peaceful world.

The Ruined Map by Kōbō Abe

The protagonist’s obsession with “face” was derived from his lack of one, and ever since his facelessness has seen things differently, and also unseeing to many others. Jul 03, Adam P rated it it was amazing. Man’s soul is in his skin With ,obo burlesque charicatures as guides into self-annihilation? When first encountering beforementioned homophobia and sexism, I tried to not judge the book too hard I’m really not sure what to say or think about this.

Secret Rendezvous

It includes some slight homophobia and sexism, and uncomfortably sexual activities between a 13 year old girl and old middle aged men Main page Picture gallery 1 Rating statistics If you like But it falls back on this trope of using women’s bodies and sexuality as a device for body horror in a very problematic and brain-dead way.

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In his altered self, no longer hidden behind the old visage, his true nature surfaces. Mar 29, Eric rated it really liked it. The first scene begins with a bizarre occurrence, when a I found this work to be even stranger than his Kangaroo Notebook. Thanks for telling us about the problem. May 11, Dimas AT Permadi rated it really liked siniwstros. View all 3 comments. Made me wonder if I could design my own face to suit what I think my soul is?


Paperbackpages. It is just the right size, and sinisstros the right weight, and just the right paper and just the right type!

Secret Rendezvous by Kōbō Abe

The entire book is nausea-inducing. However, whether it’s the fuentos writing or the translation, the narration strikes me as so choppy, so lacking in reasonable transitions or connections, that I feel literally jerked around, as if pieces of text were missing chentos Is it now or later? The Ruined Map is at one instance a surreal take on the world of Raymond Chandler, and yet in that same instance a meditation on identity, persona.

Which is to say, the plots of the two are nearly the same–possibly incompetent private eye investigates what may be a crime, but the case is set aside in favor of an identity crisis for the narrator.

I read this because 1 I love Abe, and 2 I saw Teshigahara’s film version and was trying to comprehend it.

It was still a puzzle I could not understand no matter how I racked my brains. Overly cerebral without flying as much perhaps. Here, we again see the existentialist emerge — of course, there is no absolute guide for living, and thus the map is ruined.

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The devices are familiar: Basically the Harlan Ellison problem. We’re lead on a wild goose chase looking for a man’s missing wife in a hospital whose director is a man who is also a horse – during his search the husband becomes head of security. In this narrative, the protagonist, a scientist, struggles with these questions.

A few examples, and again, these aren’t suppose All I can really say about this one is that it’s like City of Glassbut more substantial and textured.

Love love love the questions Koko Abe posed, though most are unanswerable. Abe sometimes sinks his narrative drive by fully realizing the artifice through which he is revealing his story, here zbe is the notebooks of the scientist who creates the titular object, written to his wife.

The unnamed detective searching for a missing husband slowly wanders ever deeper into a labyrinthine, darkened world where he loses more and more confidence in himself and the world aroun This is my fifth Cuentoss book. The Ruined Map is a novel about an unnamed detective, hired by an enigmatically beautiful woman. It was impossible to get a straight honest answer from any of the secondary characters which made the first pages irritating.


The horse serves as the figure of the Minotaur in the labyrinth, which is disorienting and difficult to even visualize at sihiestros – the translator described Abe’s descriptions of the hospital as being characterized by a sort of “spatial schizophrenia,” and that same disorientation bleeds somewhat into the overall feel of the book, too.

Translated by Andrew Horvat. While I often need to be patient and be willing to feel lost awhile when reading an Abe novel, it always pays off in the impressionistic emotion and atmosphere he is able to deliver, and the Ruined Map was no different.

There’s also an excellent formalist design here, the action taking place on two simultaneous planes as the narrator abs the reader in a present advancing by steps, while recounting his story in a series of third person notebooks that eventually catch up to the action.

I won’t say how because it’s one of the best body horror parts of the story, but the horse has another person’s lower half grafted onto his body to get a spare penis to cure his impotence, and if that sounds crazy to you, it’s only the tip of the iceberg.

The Ruined Map

Intrigued by the cover–I grabbed this book right up and off of a dusty shelf in a used siniestgos store. Dislocation within one’s own life and experiences in a postmodern world. But was she really taken against her will, or was she an accomplice in something larger? There is plenty of intrigue: You should go only through places where everyone goes, places that are considered absolutely safe, he says.