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Ōe, Kenzaburō 1935-

Works: 964 works in 2,515 publications in 6 languages and 26,749 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Short stories, Japanese 
Roles: Editor, Interviewer, Author of introduction, Writer of accompanying material, Creator, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PL858.E14, 895.635
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Most widely held works by Kenzaburō Ōe
A personal matter by Kenzaburō Ōe ( Book )
95 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,802 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 )
37 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and held by 1,445 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 )
16 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,255 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 )
23 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,106 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
Rouse up o young men of the new age! by Kenzaburō Ōe ( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kenzaburo Oe is one of the world's finest writers, and in Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age! he delivers a virtuoso novel of extraordinary power, touching on his familiar themes of family, responsibility, the nature of literary inspiration, and the unique nature of parenting a disabled child
The changeling by Kenzaburō Ōe ( Book )
11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 949 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
A quiet life by Kenzaburō Ōe ( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 945 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
Hiroshima notes by Kenzaburō Ōe ( Book )
21 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and held by 939 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
The Crazy iris and other stories of the atomic aftermath ( Book )
9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 810 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
Somersault : a novel by Kenzaburō Ōe ( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 791 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
A healing family by Kenzaburō Ōe ( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Friends make an appearance along the way - doctors, musicians, other writers - as do the themes that have preoccupied Oe all his life: the rights of the underprivileged; the moral authority of the survivors of the atomic bombing; the mystery of language. But his thoughts keep circling back to his family - to the healing power of the family, and the unwitting courage we can all find in ourselves. The book is illustrated with sketches of family life painted by his wife
The pinch runner memorandum by Kenzaburō Ōe ( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 649 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
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 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two novels : Seventeen, J by Kenzaburō Ōe ( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 262 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 Shōichi Saeki ( Book )
8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gestern, vor 50 Jahren : ein deutsch-japanischer Briefwechsel by Günter Grass ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fire from the ashes : short stories about Hiroshima and Nagasaki ( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Teach us to outgrow our madness : four short novels by Kenzaburō Ōe ( Book )
16 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and held by 165 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."--P. [4] of cover
Eine persönliche erfahrung : roman by Kenzaburō Ōe ( Book )
19 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in German and Undetermined and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ōe Kenzaburō shōsetsu by Kenzaburō Ōe ( Book )
15 editions published between 1960 and 1996 in Japanese and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Dajiang, Jiansanlang, 1935-
Dajiang, Jianyilang, 1935-
Kėndzaburo, Oė 1935-
Kenzaburō Ōe.
Kenzaburō, Ōe, 1935-
Kinzābūrū Ūʼah, 1935-
Kinzābūrūʹūʹah, 1935-
Oė, Kėndzaburo, 1935-
Oe, Kensaburo 1935-
Öe, Kenzaburo
Ōe, Kenzaburō, 1935-
Ooe, Kenzaburō.
Ooe, Kenzaburo, 1935-
Ūʹah, 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
大江, 健三郎, 1935-..
大江健三郎, 1935-
English (289)
Japanese (94)
German (23)
Chinese (13)
Dutch (9)
Korean (3)