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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…
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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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Hiroshima Notes is a powerful statement on the Hiroshima bombing and its terrible legacy by the 1994 Nobel laureate for literature. Oe's account of the lives of the many victims of Hiroshima and the valiant efforts of those who cared for them, both immediately…

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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This novel offers a contemporary and explosive picture of the nuclear family, which pivots on the bizarre odyssey of a Japanese father and son.

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…

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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…

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 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…

Death By Water

by Kenzaburo Oe

|October 6, 2015

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Kenzaburo Oe was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for creating an imagined world, where life and myth condense to form a disconcerting picture of the human predicament today." In Death by Water , his recurring protagonist and literary alter-ego returns to…
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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…

Oe par lui-même

by Kenzaburo Ôe

|November 10, 2014

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arg1-9782809710465.html Personnellement, si je regarde ma vie jusqu’à ce jour, je me dis que je n’ai pas trop paressé. C’est l’appréciation que je donnerais de ce demi-siècle d’écriture, qui ne se…