Ōe, Kenzaburō 1935-
Most widely held works about Kenzaburō Ōe
Most widely held works by Kenzaburō Ōe
A personal matter by Kenzaburō Ōe ( Book )
108 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in 16 languages and held by 1,627 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 )
65 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in 16 languages and held by 1,361 libraries worldwide
Spanish translation of "Maʼnen gannen no futtobōru" by the contemporary Japanese novelist.
Nip the buds, shoot the kids by Kenzaburō Ōe ( Book )
26 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,276 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 )
25 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,110 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.
A quiet life by Kenzaburō Ōe ( Book )
24 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 7 languages and held by 1,083 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.
Rouse up o young men of the new age by Kenzaburō Ōe ( Book )
14 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 1,046 libraries worldwide
K, a renowned writer living in Tokyo who often retreats from reality, must come to terms with his mentally disabled son Eeyore, his family, his relationship with his own father, his own political beliefs, and his responsibility as an arist and writer in society, in an novel of family bonds, brilliant minds, and compassion.
Teach us to outgrow our madness : four short novels by Kenzaburō Ōe ( Book )
11 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and held by 995 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."--Back cover.
Hiroshima notes by Kenzaburō Ōe ( Book )
34 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 909 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 changeling by Kenzaburō Ōe ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 890 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.
The Crazy iris and other stories of the atomic aftermath ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 871 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.
A healing family by Kenzaburō Ōe ( Book )
40 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 828 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.".
Somersault : a novel by Kenzaburō Ōe ( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 802 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 )
24 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 663 libraries worldwide
Japan, the ambiguous, and myself : the Nobel Prize speech and other lectures by Kenzaburō Ōe ( Book )
10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 439 libraries worldwide
In December 1994, on the acceptance of only the second Nobel Prize awarded to a Japanese writer, Kenzaburo Oe gave a speech that was a message for mankind: one that pledged his own faith in tolerance and human decency; in the renunciation of war; and in the healing power of art - the power to calm and purify. Other key addresses he has given elsewhere join the Nobel lecture in this volume, giving a wider view of the work of a literary activist who sees himself as one of a dying breed in the intellectual life of his own country.
The marginal world of Ōe Kenzaburō : a study in themes and techniques by Michiko N Wilson ( Book )
7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 394 libraries worldwide
Two novels : Seventeen, J by Kenzaburō Ōe ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 260 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 ( Book )
6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
Gestern, vor 50 Jahren : ein deutsch-japanischer Briefwechsel by Günter Grass ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 170 libraries worldwide
懐かしい年への手紙 by 大江健三郎 ( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Dites-nous comment survivre à notre folie : nouvelles by Kenzaburō Ōe ( Book )
15 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Abnormalities, Human Adventure stories Atomic bomb--Physiological effect Atomic bomb victims Authors, German Authors, Japanese Biography Bombardment of Hiroshima-shi (Japan : 1945) Bombardment of Nagasaki-shi (Japan : 1945) Brothers Children with disabilities Civilization Composers Criticism, interpretation, etc. Cults Families Fathers and sons Fiction Fiction Germany--Berlin History Humanism Interviews Japan Japanese fiction Japanese literature Japan--Hiroshima-shi Japan--Nagasaki-shi Japan--Tokyo Juvenile delinquents Large type books Literature Male friendship Manners and customs Mexico Mishima, Yukio,--1925-1970 Ōe, Hikari,--1963- Ōe, Kenzaburō,--1935- Psychological fiction Realism Records and correspondence Romanticism Savants (Savant syndrome) Short stories, Japanese Suicide Teenage boys Translations War stories, Japanese Women World War (1939-1945)
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