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The Man Who Turned into a Stick: Three Related Plays

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"The Man Who Turned Into A Stick"(棒になった男 - Bō ni natta otoko) is a one-act play written by Kōbō Abe. It is the third of three plays written over twelve years (1957-1969) meant to symbolize the different stages of life, usually shown together. The first, representing birth, is "The Suitcase". The second, "The Cliff of Time," represents life itself, or "The Process," and the ...more
Hardcover, 84 pages
Published December 8th 1975 by Columbia University Press (first published 1971)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Bo ni natta otoko=The Man Who Turned into a Stick: Three Related Plays, Kōbō Abe
عنوان: مردی که به عصا تبدیل شد - سه نمایشنامه؛ نویسنده: کوبو آبه؛ مترجم: مصطفی دهقان؛ تهران، افراز، 1390، در 104 ص، شابک: 9789642433018؛ موضوع: نمایشنامه های نویسندگان ژاپنی قرن 20 م
سه نمایشنامه، با عنوانهای: «چمدان»، «پرتگاه زمان» و «مردی که به عصا تبدیل شد». در نمایشنامه های این نویسنده ژاپنی، فضای کافکایی قابل تشخیص است، او انسان امروزین را به شکل عریان نمایش میدهد. ویژگی نویسنده، سوررئال بودن نوشته های ایشانست. ن
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Aug 08, 2015 mahad rated it liked it
مرد جهنمي:شما دارين از كاه كوه ميسازين.اصلا،به صلاحتون نيست چيزي رو بخواين كه اصلا ماهيت وجودي نداره.اين شك و ترديدي كه شما در مورد تفكر نداشتن هدف دارين،يا تشويش ذهني از دست دادن مسير رسيدن به آرزوها و هدف هاي گذشتتون، همگي بهترين اثبات براي حضور شما اونجا،توي اون موقعيت ويژه ست تا اينكه من بخوام آرزو و هدف ديگه اي رو تصور كنم،درست نميگم؟
Patricia Lucido
It was my first time to read Japanese contemporary drama.

Kobo Abe is something magical and mysterious.

And so is this collection.

#Hugot = 8/10
The human self is so much more than just an expression with words and phrases.

#Narrative = 8/10
Suitcase = Two women talking about whether to open a suitcase or not, but the real lock lies in one woman's head.
The Cliff Of Time = A monologue of a boxer in his daily routine.
The Man Who Turned Into A Stick = All good men are sticks. All sticks are faithful and
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Jun 30, 2009 Sarah Stone rated it really liked it
Just the title play. Have read it several times -- not a workshop play! Obdurately mysterious without being opaque.
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Kōbō Abe, pseudonym of Kimifusa Abe, was a Japanese writer, playwright, photographer and inventor.

He was the son of a doctor and studied medicine at Tokyo University. He never practised however, giving it up to join a literary group that aimed to apply surrealist techniques to Marxist ideology.

Abe has been often compared to Franz Kafka and Alberto Moravia for his surreal, often nightmarish explor
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