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Inter Ice Age 4 Kōbō Abe

Inter Ice Age 4

Kōbō Abe

Published 1970
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Hardcover
228 pages
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s/t: A Novel of the FutureThis is yet another of Mr. Abes ominous configurations (Woman in the Dunes etc.) this time staking out its uncertain ideological imperatives in a grave new world submerged under water. In the beginning, however, ProfessorMores/t: A Novel of the FutureThis is yet another of Mr. Abes ominous configurations (Woman in the Dunes etc.) this time staking out its uncertain ideological imperatives in a grave new world submerged under water. In the beginning, however, Professor Katsumi who has a computer capable of making predictions, has no idea of the work undertaken in a still more dehumanized laboratory. But a double murder, an analysis of one of the bodies & some anonymous phone calls (this is all quite exciting) alert him to a traffic in human fetuses corroborated by his wifes enforced curettage. Witnessing the works in progress--growing rooms for human submarine colonies which will make human survival possible--he is also threatened with his own extinction betrayed by his own machine & hes made to consider various ethical conjectures & priorities: should one deny ones self--should the present be expendable in the interest of the future? While not everybodys book, Abes conceptual startler has a chilly precision which makes the unthinkable only too threateningly possible.--Kirkus