New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964.
Hardcover. First American edition. Translated by E. Dale Saunders. Fine in fine price-clipped dustwrapper with a single tiny rubbed spot. Winner of the Yomiuri Prize for Literature, Abe's best known work and his first novel to be published in English. Basis for an impressive 1964 film directed by Academy Award-nominee Hiroshi Teshigahara (the first Japanese director thus honored). A very attractive copy.