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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…

The Silent Cry

by Kenzaburo Oe

|This title releases September 30, 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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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…

Death By Water: A Novel

by Kenzaburo Oe

|This title releases October 21, 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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This novel offers a contemporary and explosive picture of the nuclear family, which pivots on the bizarre odyssey of a Japanese father and son.

Notes de Hiroshima

by Kenzaburô Ôé

|September 16, 2013

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En août 1963, Kenzaburô Ôé, alors brillant écrivain de vingt-huit ans, part à Hiroshima faire un reportage sur la neuvième Conférence mondiale contre les armes nucléaires. Indifférent à la politique politicienne, il est immédiatement sensible aux témoignages des…

The Silent Cry

by Kenzaburo Oe

|September 22, 2011

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In Oe's masterpiece of the human condition and family psychology, estranged brothers Mitsusaburo and Takashi have long since left their family home in a remote forested valley on Shikoku, in the south of Japan: Mitsusaburo for work in Tokyo; his younger brother…

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"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 prolongera sans doute pas beaucoup plus…" Dans ces entretiens avec la journaliste et…

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…