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Ōe, Kenzaburō 1935-

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A personal matter by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
59 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Bird, the protagonist of a Personal Matter, is a frustrated young intellectual in a failing marriage whose utopian dream is shattered when his wife gives birth to a brain-damaged child. More than once when confronted with a problem, he has "cast himself adrift on a sea of whiskey like a besotted Robinson Crusoe", but he has never faced a crisis as personal or grave as the prospect of life imprisonment in the cage of his infant son. Should he keep the baby? Dare he kill it? Before he makes his final decision, Bird's entire past rises up before him, revealing itself to be a nightmare of deceit."--Back cover
The silent cry by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
41 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and Arabic and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the uneasy relationship between two brothers who return to their ancestral home, a village in densely forested western Japan. While one brother tries to sort out the aftereffects of a friend's suicide and the birth of a retarded son, the other embarks on a quixotic mission to incite an uprising among the local youth
Nip the buds, shoot the kids by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
18 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Japan during World War II a group of boys who are evacuated to the country take over a village when the inhabitants flee a plague. The novel describes the way the boys administer the village--breaking into homes for food, burying the dead, caring for the sick--and what happens when the villagers return. By the author of The Silent Cry
An echo of heaven by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
28 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Translation of a Japanese novel by the Nobel Prize-winning author in which a narrator tells the story of Marie Kuraki, a woman who embarks upon a complicated quest for spiritual peace after her life is rocked by a series of personal tragedies
The Crazy iris and other stories of the atomic aftermath by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
19 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Japanese and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An anthology of stories about Japan after the atom bomb is edited by an acclaimed writer and surveys Japan's best storytellers on the bomb's impact on the daily lives of peasants, artists, and children
The changeling by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Late in his life, writer Kogito Choko reconnects with his estranged friend, the filmmaker Goro Hanawa. Goro's subsequent suicide causes Kogito to examine and reexamine Goro's life for clues that will lead him to understand his friend's path
Rouse up o young men of the new age! by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
K is a famous writer living in Tokyo with his wife and three children, the oldest of whom was born with a brain anomaly that has left him mentally disabled. A highly cerebral man who often retreats from real life into abstraction -- in this case, the poetry of William Blake -- K is confronted by his wife with the reality that this child, Eeyore, has been saying and doing disturbing things -- behaving aggressively, asserting that he's dead, even brandishing a knife at his mother. As the days pass, various events -- K's hapless attempts to communicate with his son, Eeyore's near drowning during a father-son trip to the swimming pool, a terrible hurricane that nearly destroys the family's mountain cottage and the family inside it -- K is forced to question his fitness as a father
Hiroshima notes by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
21 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hiroshima Notes is a moving statement from Japan's most celebrated living writer on the meaning of the Hiroshima bombing and its terrible legacy. Kenzaburo Oe's account of the lives of the many victims of Hiroshima - the young, the old, women and children - and the valiant efforts of the doctors who care for them, both immediately after the atomic blast and in the years to come, reveals the horrific extent of the devastation wrought. In Hiroshima Notes, Oe offers a sensitive portrayal of the people of the city - the 'human face' in the midst of atomic destruction. The lives Oe describes and his insights into the nature of human dignity are an indictment of the Nuclear Age as powerful as the ruins in the Hiroshima Peace Park
A quiet life by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Japanese novelist and his wife move to America, leaving the children behind. It befalls to the eldest daughter to look after a younger sister and a handicapped brother. The novel is a memoir of her experience
Somersault : a novel by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten years after recanting their teachings and abandoning their zealous and violent congregation, two men known only as the Patron and Guide of Humankind seek to overcome a radical faction while leading peaceful followers toward a new future
The pinch runner memorandum by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
30 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oe explores the private and public ramifications of life with Mori, his retarded son. It is a free-wheeling meditation on justice, responsibility, and the possibility of human relationships
A healing family by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Healing Family, Kenzaburo Oe's first book since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, is an intimate portrait of the people closest to him. Above all, it is about his son Hikari. Hikari was born in 1963 with a growth on his brain so large it made him look as if he had two heads. His parents were told he might never be more than a "human vegetable" requiring constant care; but they took the decision to raise him. Today, despite autism, poor vision, and a tendency to seizures, their son is an established composer with two successful CDs to his credit. Oe has often written about the sorrows and satisfactions of being the parent of a handicapped child, most memorably in A Personal Matter; but nowhere has his writing been more personal, more buoyant, more revealing than in this non-fiction work. Without diminishing the suffering that Hikari and his family have been through, he celebrates the victories that can be won, especially his son's gift for music - his own "language."
The marginal world of Ōe Kenzaburō : a study in themes and techniques by Michiko N Wilson( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kojinteki na taiken by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
61 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tiêu thuyêt vê môt căp cha mẹ có con trai tàn tât, và vân đê của họ là lưa chọn điêu tôt nhât hoăc giêt chêt đưa con hay cư đê đưa bé lơn lên
Two novels : Seventeen, J by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two views of a world whose traditional values have been blown away: Seventeen, the story of a lonely boy who turns to a right-wing group for self-esteem, and J, the story of a spoiled young drifter son of a Japanese executive
The Catch and other war stories by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Man'en gannen no futtōbōru by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
49 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spanish translation of "Maʼnen gannen no futtobōru" by the contemporary Japanese novelist
Gestern, vor 50 Jahren : ein deutsch-japanischer Briefwechsel by Günter Grass( Book )
7 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Teach us to outgrow our madness : four short novels by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
17 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kenzaburō Ōe was ten when American soldiers entered his mountain village during World War II, and his writing "reveals the tension and ambiguity forged by the collapse of the values of his childhood on the one hand and the confrontation with American writers on the other ... [His] heroes have been expelled from the certainty of childhood, into a world that bears no relation to their past."--Page 4 of cover
Chiryōtō : kinmirai SF by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
17 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Dajiang 1935- Jiansanlang
Dajiang, Jiansanlang, 1935-
Dajiang, Jianyilang 1935-
Kėndzaburo, Oė 1935-
Kenzaburō Ōe.
Kenzaburō, Ōe 1935-
Kinzābūrū Ūʼah 1935-
Kinzābūrūʹūʼah 1935-
Ōe 1935- Kenzaburō
Oė, Kėndzaburo 1935-
Oe, Kensaburo 1935-
Öe, Kenzaburo
Ōe, Kenzaburō 1935-
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Ooe, Kenzaburo 1935-
Ūʼah, Kinzābūrū 1935-
Оэ, Кэндзабуро 1935-
اوي، كينزابورو
اوئه، کنزابور‌و
كينزابورو أوى، 1935-
کنزابور‌و اوئه
کنزابور‌واوئه 1935-
オオエ, ケンザブロウ 1935-
大江, 健三郎
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大江健三郎 1935-
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