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A Personal Matter

by Kenzaburo Oe

|January 13, 1994

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Kenzaburo Oe, the winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize for Literature, is internationally acclaimed as one of the most important and influential post-World War II writers, known for his powerful accounts of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and his own struggle to come…

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Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids recounts the exploits of 15 teenage reformatory boys evacuated in wartime to a remote mountain village where they are feared and detested by the local peasants. When plague breaks out, the villagers flee, blocking the boys inside the…

Death By Water: A Novel

by Kenzaburo Oe

|This title releases October 14, 2016

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Nobel Prize winner Kenzaburo Oe is internationally acclaimed for his groundbreaking, incisive examination of humanity's struggle through modernity. In Death by Water, his recurring protagonist and literary alter ego returns to his hometown village in search of a…

Somersault: A Novel

by Kenzaburo Oe

|December 10, 2003

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The first new novel Oe has published since winning the Nobel Prize, Somersault is a magnificent story of the charisma of leaders, the danger of zealotry, and the mystery of faith. A decade before the story opens, two men referred to as the Patron and Guide of…

A Quiet Life

by Kenzaburo Oe

|December 8, 1997

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A Quiet Life is an uncanny blend of the real with the imagined, of memoir with fiction. A Quiet Life is narrated by Ma-chan, a twenty-year-old woman. Her father is a famous and fascinating novelist; her older brother, though severely brain damaged, possesses an…

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These four novels display Oe's passionate and original vision. Oe was ten when American jeeps first drove into the mountain village where he lived, and his literary work reveals the tension and ambiguity forged by the collapse of values of his childhood on the…

Changeling

by Kenzaburo Oe

|November 10, 2014

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In The Changeling, Nobel Prize?winning author Kenzaburo Oe takes readers from the forests of southern Japan to the washed-out streets of Berlin as he investigates the impact our real and imagined pasts have on our lives. Writer Kogito Choko is in his sixties when…

The Silent Cry

by Kenzaburo Oe

|This title releases November 18, 2016

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The Silent Cry follows two brothers who return to their ancestral home, a village in densely forested Western Japan. After decades of separation, the reunited men are each preoccupied by their own personal crises. One brother grapples with the recent suicide of…

Adieu, mon livre

by Kenzaburo Ôe

|November 4, 2013

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arg1-9782809709469.html Ôe Kenzaburô est né en 1935 sur l'île de Shikoku. Il fait de brillantes études de lettres à Tokyo. En 1957, Un drôle de travail, fait de lui le porte-parole de la jeune…

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This is the first English translation of the 1976 novel by Japan's most daring and innovative novelist. Kenzaburo Oe dispenses with the unity of voice often sought in the conventional realistic novel by forcing the reader to come to grips with one of the basic…

La bella Annabel Lee

by Kenzaburo Oé

|This title releases November 15, 2016

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Sakura es una actriz internacional, conocida mundialmente desde Hollywood hasta su Japón natal por haber exportado la delicada belleza oriental y por haber protagonizado, siendo apenas una niña, la adaptación cinematográfica del poema «Annabel Lee» de Edgar Allan…

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Un profesor divorciado de mediana edad regresa a Tokio tras pasar quince años impartiendo clases en una universidad americana, para ser sometido a una arriesgada operación. El recuerdo de un antiguo alumno le obsesiona y decide dar con él. Cuál será su sorpresa…