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Kenzaburo Oë : A Personal Matter
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Author: Kenzaburo Oë
Title: A Personal Matter
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Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 165
Date: 1994-01-13
ISBN: 0802150616
Publisher: Grove Press
Weight: 0.5 pounds
Size: 5.24 x 0.47 x 8.27 inches
Edition: 0
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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 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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