Quotes from book
The Woman in the Dunes

The Woman in the Dunes
Kóbó AbeOriginal title 砂の女 (Japanese, 1962)

The Woman in the Dunes is a novel by the Japanese writer Kōbō Abe, published in 1962. It won the 1962 Yomiuri Prize for literature, and an English translation and a film adaptation appeared in 1964.


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„Everyone has his own philosophy that doesn't hold good for anybody else.“

—  Kóbó Abe, book The Woman in the Dunes

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„Do you shovel to survive, or survive to shovel?“

—  Kóbó Abe, book The Woman in the Dunes

Source: The Woman in the Dunes

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„Loneliness was an unsatisfied thirst for illusion.“

—  Kóbó Abe, book The Woman in the Dunes

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„Only the happy ones return to contentment. Those who were sad return to despair.“

—  Kóbó Abe, book The Woman in the Dunes

Source: The Woman in the Dunes

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