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Ōe, Kenzaburō 1935-

Works: 1,016 works in 3,483 publications in 16 languages and 31,010 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Novels  History  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Biography  Essays  Novellas 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Other, wpr, Writer of accompanying material, Creator, Performer
Classifications: PL858.E14, 895.635
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kenzaburō Ōe
A personal matter by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

171 editions published between 1964 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 2,041 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 )

60 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in English and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two brothers, Takashi and Mitsu, return from Tokyo to the village of their childhood. The selling of their family home leads them to an inescapable confrontation with their family history. Their attempt to escape the influence of the city ends in failure as they realise that its tentacles extend to everything in the countryside, even to their own relationship."--Publisher description
Nip the buds, shoot the kids by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

47 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,264 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
Hiroshima notes by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

61 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,131 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
Death by water by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

36 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Kogito Choko] returns to his hometown village in search of a red suitcase rumored to hold documents revealing the details of his father's death during World War II, details that will serve as the foundation for his new, and final, novel. Since his youth, renowned novelist Kogito Choko planned to fictionalize his father's fatal drowning in order to fully process the loss. Stricken with guilt and regret over his failure to rescue his father, Choko has long been driven to discover why his father was boating on the river in a torrential storm. Though he remembers overhearing his father and a group of soldiers discussing an insurgent scheme to stage a suicide attack on Emperor Mikado, Choko cannot separate his memories from imagination and his family is hesitant to reveal the entire story. When the contents of the trunk turn out to offer little clarity, Choko abandons the novel in creative despair. Floundering as an artist, he's haunted by fear that he may never write his tour de force. But when he collaborates with an avant-garde theater troupe dramatizing his early novels, Choko is revitalized by revisiting his formative work and he finds the will to continue investigating his father's demise" --
A quiet life by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

41 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,056 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
The Crazy iris and other stories of the atomic aftermath by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 1,039 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
An echo of heaven by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

35 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 966 WorldCat member 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
The changeling by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 885 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
The pinch runner memorandum by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

39 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 735 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. This novel offers a contemporary and explosive picture of the nuclear family, which pivots on the bizarre odyssey of a Japanese father and son
Somersault : a novel by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 716 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 )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 605 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 )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Catch and other war stories by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four Japanese stories focus on people experiencing the time of World War II. The emphasis is on human feelings of bewilderment and qualities of endurance
Two novels : Seventeen, J by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 250 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
Gestern, vor 50 Jahren : ein deutsch-japanischer Briefwechsel by Günter Grass( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Me by Tomoyuki Hoshino( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Tokyoite named Hitoshi Nagano who, on a whim, takes home a cell phone belonging to Daiki Hiyama who accidentally put it on Hitoshi's tray at McDonald's. Hitoshi uses the phone to call Daiki's mother, pretending he is Daiki, and convinces her to wire him 900,000 yen. Three days later, Hitoshi returns home from work to discover Daiki's mother in his apartment, and she seems to truly believe Hitoshi is her son. Even more bizarre, Hitoshi discovers his own parents now treat him as a stranger; they, too, have a "me" living with them as Hitoshi. At a loss for what else to do, Hitoshi begins living as Daiki, and no one seems to bat an eye
Teach us to outgrow our madness : four short novels by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

30 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universally acknowledged as one of the most important writers to have emerged from Japan since the end of World War 2, Oe's passionate personal visions speak for an entire generation
Le jeu du siècle by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )

36 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deux frères, Mitsu et Taka, regagnent le village dont leur famillle est orignaire, au sud-ouest du Japon, et voient, chacun à sa manière, se détruire et se reconstruire un univers psychique et social, foisonnant et mythique, à travaers lequel on peut lire un siècle d'hisotire japonaise
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
A personal matter
The silent cryNip the buds, shoot the kidsHiroshima notesDeath by waterA quiet lifeThe Crazy iris and other stories of the atomic aftermathAn echo of heavenRouse up o young men of the new age!
Alternative Names
da jiang, jian san lang

Dajiang, Jiansanlang 1935-

Dajiang, Jianyilang 1935-

Kendzaburo Oe

Kėndzaburo, Oė 1935-

Kenzaburō Ōe.

Kenzaburō, Ōe 1935-

Kenzaburō Ōe autor japonés

Kenzaburō Ōe écrivain japonais

Kenzaburō Ōe Hapon a mannurat iti moderno a literatura

Kenzaburō Ōe Japanese author

Kenzaburō Ōe japanischer Schriftsteller

Kenzaburo Oë Japans schrijver

Kenzaburó Óe japonský spisovatel

Kenzaburō Ōe pisarz japoński, noblista

Kenzaburō Ōe scrittore giapponese

Kinzābūrū Ūʼah 1935-

Kinzābūrūʹūʼah 1935-

Oe, Genjaburo

Oe, Genjaburo 1935-

Oė, Kendzaburo

Oė, Kėndzaburo 1935-

Oe, Kensaburo 1935-

¯Oe, Kenzabur¯o 1935-

Ōë, Kenzaburō

Ōe, Kenzaburō 1935-

Óe Kenzaburó Nobel-díjas japán költő, író

Ooe, Kenzaburō

Ooe, Kenzaburo 1935-

Ūʼah, Kinzābūrū 1935-

Ūy, Kīnzābūrū

Κενζαμπούρο Όε

Кендзабуро Ое

Кензабуро Ое

Кэндзабура Оэ

Кэндзабуро Оэ

Кэндзабуро Оэ 1935-

Кэндзабуро Оэ японский писатель

Ое Кендзабуро

Оэ, Кендзабуро

Оэ, Кэндзабуро 1935-

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קנזאבורו אואה

اوي، كينزابورو

اوئه، کنزابور‌و

كنزابورو أوي

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کنزابرو اوی

کنزابور‌و اوئه

کنزابور‌واوئه 1935-

کینزابیورو اوئی

केन्ज़ाबुरो ओए

কেন্‌জাবুরো ওহয়ে

ਕੇਂਜ਼ਾਬੂਰੋ ਓਏ

കെൻസാബുറോ ഒയി

เค็นซะบุโร โอเอะ

ოე კენძაბურო

대강건삼랑 1935-

오에, 겐자부로

오에 켄자부로 1935-

オオエ, ケンザブロウ

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-

大江健三郎, 1935- interviewer

大江健三郎 日本の小説家