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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…

The Silent Cry

by Kenzaburo Oe

|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…

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…
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Wise and illuminating,&nbsp Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age! &nbspis a masterpiece from one of the world's finest writers, Kenzaburo Oe - winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. K is a famous writer living in Tokyo with his wife and three children, one of…

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…

The Changeling

by Kenzaburo Oe

|February 8, 2011

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Oe introduces Kogito Choko, a writer in his early sixties, as he rekindles a childhood friendship with his estranged brother-in-law, the renowned filmmaker Goro Hanawa. Goro sends Kogito a trunk of tapes he has recorded of reflections about their friendship, but…

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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Cuando Goro, un afamado director de cine japonés, se suicida, su cuñado y amigo, el escritor Kogito, queda devastado y no consigue entender los motivos que han provocado esta fatal decisión. Para huir de la tristeza viaja a Alemania, donde poco a poco se le…
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This novel offers a contemporary and explosive picture of the nuclear family, which pivots on the bizarre odyssey of a Japanese father and son.

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The title piece in this collection reveals its importance to Ôe’s identity as a writer. Prize Stock, winner of the Akutagawa Prize, is about the relationship between a Japanese flier and captured black American flier during World War II. Aghwee the Sky Monster is…
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Les trois nouvelles rassemblées dans ce recueil appartiennent à la première période littéraire de Kenzaburô Ôé. Elles ont pour protagonistes de jeunes ou très jeunes gens confrontés à une situation extrême, exprimée en termes métaphoriques ou réalistes, sexuels,…