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Ōe, Kenzaburō 1935-

Works: 736 works in 2,663 publications in 18 languages and 27,944 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Psychological fiction  Short stories, Japanese  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Writer of accompanying material, Performer, Creator
Classifications: PL858.E14, 895.635
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A personal matter by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
61 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,697 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 )
92 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,654 libraries worldwide
"Two brothers, Takashi and Mitsu, return from Tokyo to the village of their childhood. Selling 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 realize that its tentacles extend to everything in the countryside, including their own relationship." --
Nip the buds, shoot the kids by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
46 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,372 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
A quiet life by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
37 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,103 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
An echo of heaven by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
25 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,050 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 )
24 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 1,043 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
Hiroshima notes by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
31 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,019 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
Rouse up o young men of the new age! by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
19 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 978 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
The changeling by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 909 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
Somersault : a novel by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
27 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 824 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
Death by water by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 752 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" --
The pinch runner memorandum by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
36 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 685 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 )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 603 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 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 388 libraries worldwide
Kojinteki na taiken by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
63 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 314 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 )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 254 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 )
9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 251 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
Gestern, vor 50 Jahren : ein deutsch-japanischer Briefwechsel by Günter Grass( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Teach us to outgrow our madness : four short novels by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
18 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 156 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
Dites-nous comment survivre à notre folie : nouvelles by Kenzaburō Ōe( Book )
35 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 153 libraries worldwide
"Deux drames marquent ces quatre nouvelles : la guerre - Kenzaburô Oé avait dix ans en 1945 -, et la naissance, en 1964, de son fils anormal qui lui a révélé le véritable chemin de la vie. Si les récits de Kenzaburô Oé ne sont jamais totalement autobiographiques, tous en revanche prennent naissance dans son expérience personnelle. Dans Gibier d'élevage, l'auteur décrit l'impact sur les esprits, dans un village montagnard, de la présence d'un prisonnier noir américain. Dans Dites-nous comment survivre à notre folie, nous sont contés les efforts d'un père pour nouer avec son fils handicapé mental, des relations aussi étroites et fines que possible. La dernière nouvelle est l'un des textes les plus déconcertants et les plus complexes de ce romancier qui fut couronné par le prix Nobel en 1994
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Alternative Names
Dajiang, Jiansanlang 1935-
Dajiang, Jianyilang 1935-
Kendzaburo Oe
Kėndzaburo, Oė 1935-
Kenzaburō Ōe.
Kenzaburō, Ōe 1935-
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
Kenzaburō Ōe pisarz japoński, noblista
Kenzaburō Ōe scrittore giapponese
Kinzābūrū Ūʼah 1935-
Kinzābūrūʹūʼah 1935-
Oė, Kėndzaburo 1935-
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Ōe, Kenzaburō 1935-
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Ūʼah, Kinzābūrū 1935-
Κενζαμπούρο Όε
Кендзабуро Ое
Кензабуро Ое
Кэндзабура Оэ
Кэндзабуро Оэ 1935-
Кэндзабуро Оэ японский писатель
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Оэ, Кэндзабуро 1935-
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اوي، كينزابورو
اوئه، کنزابور‌و
كنزابورو أوي
كينزابورو أوى، 1935-
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-
오오에 겐사부로 1935-
오오에 겐자부로 1935-
오오에 켄자부로 1935-
오오에 켄자부로오 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-
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