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A Personal Matter
by Kenzaburo Oe and John Nathan


Overview - 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 to terms with a mentally handicapped son.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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 to terms with a mentally handicapped son. The Swedish Academy lauded Oe for his "poetic force that] creates an imagined world where life and myth condense to form a disconcerting picture of the human predicament today." His most popular book, A Personal Matter is the story of Bird, a frustrated intellectual in a failing marriage whose Utopian dream is shattered when his wife gives birth to a brain-damaged child. "In writing novels there is no substitute for maturity and moral awareness. Kenzaburo Oe has both."--Alan Levensohn, Christian Science Monitor

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780802150615
  • ISBN-10: 0802150616
  • Publisher: Grove Press
  • Publish Date: June 1982
  • Page Count: 214
  • Dimensions: 8.12 x 5.38 x 0.46 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.44 pounds

Series: OE

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