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Ōe, Kenzaburō 1935-

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A personal matter by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

176 editions published between 1964 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 2,059 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 )

65 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in English and held by 1,446 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 )

47 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,250 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
Hiroshima notes by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

56 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,122 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
Death by water by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

37 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Kogito Choko] returns to his hometown village in search of a red suitcase rumored to hold documents revealing the details of his father's death during World War II, details that will serve as the foundation for his new, and final, novel. Since his youth, renowned novelist Kogito Choko planned to fictionalize his father's fatal drowning in order to fully process the loss. Stricken with guilt and regret over his failure to rescue his father, Choko has long been driven to discover why his father was boating on the river in a torrential storm. Though he remembers overhearing his father and a group of soldiers discussing an insurgent scheme to stage a suicide attack on Emperor Mikado, Choko cannot separate his memories from imagination and his family is hesitant to reveal the entire story. When the contents of the trunk turn out to offer little clarity, Choko abandons the novel in creative despair. Floundering as an artist, he's haunted by fear that he may never write his tour de force. But when he collaborates with an avant-garde theater troupe dramatizing his early novels, Choko is revitalized by revisiting his formative work and he finds the will to continue investigating his father's demise" --
The Crazy iris and other stories of the atomic aftermath by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

25 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 1,023 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
A quiet life by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

36 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,013 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
An echo of heaven by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 changeling by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 877 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
Rouse up o young men of the new age! by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

K, a renowned writer living in Tokyo who often retreats from reality, must come to terms with his mentally disabled son Eeyore, his family, his relationship with his own father, his own political beliefs, and his responsibility as an arist and writer in society, in an novel of family bonds, brilliant minds, and compassion
The pinch runner memorandum by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

39 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 726 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
Somersault : a novel by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 704 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
A healing family by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 575 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 )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Catch and other war stories by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 254 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
Two novels : Seventeen, J by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 249 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
Me by Tomoyuki Hoshino( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Tokyoite named Hitoshi Nagano who, on a whim, takes home a cell phone belonging to Daiki Hiyama who accidentally put it on Hitoshi's tray at McDonald's. Hitoshi uses the phone to call Daiki's mother, pretending he is Daiki, and convinces her to wire him 900,000 yen. Three days later, Hitoshi returns home from work to discover Daiki's mother in his apartment, and she seems to truly believe Hitoshi is her son. Even more bizarre, Hitoshi discovers his own parents now treat him as a stranger; they, too, have a "me" living with them as Hitoshi. At a loss for what else to do, Hitoshi begins living as Daiki, and no one seems to bat an eye
Gestern, vor 50 Jahren : ein deutsch-japanischer Briefwechsel by Günter Grass( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and held by 160 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
Lettres aux années de nostalgie : roman by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.38 (from 0.18 for Kenzaburo ... to 0.81 for Ōe Kenzab ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
A personal matter
The silent cryNip the buds, shoot the kidsHiroshima notesDeath by waterThe Crazy iris and other stories of the atomic aftermathA quiet lifeAn echo of heavenThe changeling
Alternative Names
da jiang, jian san lang

Dajiang, Jiansanlang 1935-

Dajiang, Jianyilang 1935-

Kendzaburo Oe

Kėndzaburo, Oė 1935-

Kenzaburō Ōe.

Kenzaburō, Ōe 1935-

Kenzaburō Ōe autor japonés

Kenzaburō Ōe écrivain japonais

Kenzaburō Ōe Hapon a mannurat iti moderno a literatura

Kenzaburō Ōe Japanese author

Kenzaburō Ōe japanischer Schriftsteller

Kenzaburo Oë Japans schrijver

Kenzaburó Óe japonský spisovateľ

Kenzaburō Ōe novelë

Kenzaburō Ōe pisarz japoński, noblista

Kenzaburō Ōe scrittore giapponese

Kinzābūrū Ūʼah 1935-

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Oe, Genjaburo

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