The Detective (The Ruined Map)

Created by Kôbô Abe (1924-93) Acclaimed Japanese novelist and playwright Kôbô Abe even cooked up a little private eye novel, The Ruined Map (1967). But it wasn't some lit boy slumming--he pulled out all the stops and delivered, as one critic called it, "a mesmerizing literary crime novel that combines the narrative suspense of Chandler with the … Continue reading The Detective (The Ruined Map)