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Physiological memory

“The physiological memory is different from other knowledge and is far more stable.” (Abe, quoted in Shields 1996: 72) One of the many difficulties of working through translations is that to translate, as Heidegger has said, is always already to … Continue reading

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Abe’s Early Theatre (Shingeki)

Abe Kōbō wrote his first play, Seifuku (The Uniform), in 1955. He explains how he came to write the play as follows: It was an accident. I had no intention whatsoever of writing a play, but I had no choice. … Continue reading

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