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A Personal Matter

Author : Kenzaburo Oë, John Nathan


Kenzaburō Ōe, 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 Ōe 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 personal 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.

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Format : Paperback
Condition : Very Good
Edition : Reissue
Publisher : Grove Press
Date Published : 1994
ISBN : 0802150616
ISBN13 : 9780802150615

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