A Personal Matter

A Personal Matter

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Kenzaburo Oe, the winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize for Literature, is internationally acclaimed as one of the most important and influential post-World War II writers, known for his powerful accounts of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and his own struggle to come to terms with a mentally handicapped son. The Swedish Academy lauded Oe for his poetic force [that] creates an imagined world where life and myth condense to form a disconcerting picture of the human predicament today. His most popular book, A Personal Matter is the story of Bird, a frustrated intellectual in a failing marriage whose Utopian dream is shattered when his wife gives birth to a brain-damaged child. "In writing novels there is no substitute for maturity and moral awareness. Kenzaburo Oe has both."--Alan Levensohn, Christian Science Monitor
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Product details

  • Paperback | 165 pages
  • 135 x 205 x 11.68mm | 202g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0802150616
  • 9780802150615
  • 52,281

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11,673 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
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3 23% (2,641)
2 6% (685)
1 2% (199)
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