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Ōe, Kenzaburō 1935-

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A personal matter by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

161 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 2,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bird, the protagonist of a Personal Matter, is a frustrated young intellectual in a failing marriage whose utopian dream is shattered when his wife gives birth to a brain-damaged child. More than once when confronted with a problem, he has "cast himself adrift on a sea of whiskey like a besotted Robinson Crusoe", but he has never faced a crisis as personal or grave as the prospect of life imprisonment in the cage of his infant son. Should he keep the baby? Dare he kill it? Before he makes his final decision, Bird's entire past rises up before him, revealing itself to be a nightmare of deceit."--Back cover
The silent cry by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

116 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two brothers, Takashi and Mitsu, return from Tokyo to the village of their childhood. Selling their family home leads them to an inescapable confrontation with their family history. Their attempt to escape the influence of the city ends in failure as they realize that its tentacles extend to everything in the countryside, including their own relationship." --
Nip the buds, shoot the kids by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

57 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Japan during World War II a group of boys who are evacuated to the country take over a village when the inhabitants flee a plague. The novel describes the way the boys administer the village--breaking into homes for food, burying the dead, caring for the sick--and what happens when the villagers return. By the author of The Silent Cry
A quiet life by Beryl Bainbridge( Book )

39 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Japanese novelist and his wife move to America, leaving the children behind. It befalls to the eldest daughter to look after a younger sister and a handicapped brother. The novel is a memoir of her experience
Hiroshima notes by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

46 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hiroshima Notes is a moving statement from Japan's most celebrated living writer on the meaning of the Hiroshima bombing and its terrible legacy. Kenzaburo Oe's account of the lives of the many victims of Hiroshima - the young, the old, women and children - and the valiant efforts of the doctors who care for them, both immediately after the atomic blast and in the years to come, reveals the horrific extent of the devastation wrought. In Hiroshima Notes, Oe offers a sensitive portrayal of the people of the city - the 'human face' in the midst of atomic destruction. The lives Oe describes and his insights into the nature of human dignity are an indictment of the Nuclear Age as powerful as the ruins in the Hiroshima Peace Park
An echo of heaven by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translation of a Japanese novel by the Nobel Prize-winning author in which a narrator tells the story of Marie Kuraki, a woman who embarks upon a complicated quest for spiritual peace after her life is rocked by a series of personal tragedies
The Crazy iris and other stories of the atomic aftermath by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of stories about Japan after the atom bomb is edited by an acclaimed writer and surveys Japan's best storytellers on the bomb's impact on the daily lives of peasants, artists, and children
Rouse up o young men of the new age! by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

36 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

K is a famous writer living in Tokyo with his wife and three children, the oldest of whom was born with a brain anomaly that has left him mentally disabled. A highly cerebral man who often retreats from real life into abstraction -- in this case, the poetry of William Blake -- K is confronted by his wife with the reality that this child, Eeyore, has been saying and doing disturbing things -- behaving aggressively, asserting that he's dead, even brandishing a knife at his mother. As the days pass, various events -- K's hapless attempts to communicate with his son, Eeyore's near drowning during a father-son trip to the swimming pool, a terrible hurricane that nearly destroys the family's mountain cottage and the family inside it -- K is forced to question his fitness as a father
The changeling by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Korean and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late in his life, writer Kogito Choko reconnects with his estranged friend, the filmmaker Goro Hanawa. Goro's subsequent suicide causes Kogito to examine and reexamine Goro's life for clues that will lead him to understand his friend's path
Somersault : a novel by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years after recanting their teachings and abandoning their zealous and violent congregation, two men known only as the Patron and Guide of Humankind seek to overcome a radical faction while leading peaceful followers toward a new future
The pinch runner memorandum by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

36 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oe explores the private and public ramifications of life with Mori, his retarded son. It is a free-wheeling meditation on justice, responsibility, and the possibility of human relationships
A healing family by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friends make an appearance along the way - doctors, musicians, other writers - as do the themes that have preoccupied Oe all his life: the rights of the underprivileged; the moral authority of the survivors of the atomic bombing; the mystery of language. But his thoughts keep circling back to his family - to the healing power of the family, and the unwitting courage we can all find in ourselves. The book is illustrated with sketches of family life painted by his wife
The marginal world of Ōe Kenzaburō : a study in themes and techniques by Michiko N Wilson( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two novels : Seventeen, J by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two views of a world whose traditional values have been blown away: Seventeen, the story of a lonely boy who turns to a right-wing group for self-esteem, and J, the story of a spoiled young drifter son of a Japanese executive
The Catch and other war stories by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four Japanese stories focus on people experiencing the time of World War II. The emphasis is on human feelings of bewilderment and qualities of endurance
Gestern, vor 50 Jahren : ein deutsch-japanischer Briefwechsel by Günter Grass( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teach us to outgrow our madness : four short novels by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

29 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universally acknowledged as one of the most important writers to have emerged from Japan since the end of World War 2, Oe's passionate personal visions speak for an entire generation
Dites-nous comment survivre à notre folie : nouvelles by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

35 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deux drames marquent ces quatre nouvelles : la guerre - Kenzaburô Oé avait dix ans en 1945 -, et la naissance, en 1964, de son fils anormal qui lui a révélé le véritable chemin de la vie. Si les récits de Kenzaburô Oé ne sont jamais totalement autobiographiques, tous en revanche prennent naissance dans son expérience personnelle. Dans Gibier d'élevage, l'auteur décrit l'impact sur les esprits, dans un village montagnard, de la présence d'un prisonnier noir américain. Dans Dites-nous comment survivre à notre folie, nous sont contés les efforts d'un père pour nouer avec son fils handicapé mental, des relations aussi étroites et fines que possible. La dernière nouvelle est l'un des textes les plus déconcertants et les plus complexes de ce romancier qui fut couronné par le prix Nobel en 1994
Lettres aux années de nostalgie : roman by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ōe Kenzaburō by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

21 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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An echo of heaven
Alternative Names
da jiang, jian san lang

Dajiang, Jiansanlang 1935-

Dajiang, Jianyilang 1935-

Kendzaburo Oe

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Kenzaburō Ōe.

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Kenzaburō Ōe écrivain japonais

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Kenzaburō Ōe Japanese author

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Kenzaburo Oë Japans schrijver

Kenzaburō Ōe pisarz japoński, noblista

Kenzaburō Ōe scrittore giapponese

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केन्ज़ाबुरो ओए

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대강건삼랑 1935-

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大江健三郎 1935-

The silent cryNip the buds, shoot the kidsA quiet lifeHiroshima notesAn echo of heavenThe Crazy iris and other stories of the atomic aftermathRouse up o young men of the new age!The changeling