Kb Abe was twenty-one years old when the atomic bombs were exploded in two Japanese cities. What effects of this experience do you detect in his literary works?
In The Face of Another, to what extent is the chemist’s attempt to test his wife’s love for him unfair to her?
Does the humor in The Woman in the Dunes successfully relieve the tone of despair? Justify your answer.
Compare Abe’s use of such devices as a man who turns into a wall or a stick with some of the transformations in Franz Kafka’s fiction.
How does Abe understand the concept of freedom?