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Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age!
By John Nathan (trans) and Kenzaburo Oe
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Grove Pr
Publication date March 1, 2003
Pages 272
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780802139689
ISBN-10 080213968X
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $13.00
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Summary
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. Reprint.
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Wise and illuminating, Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age! is a masterpiece from one of the world's finest writers, Kenzaburo Oe -- winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. K is a famous writer living in Tokyo with his wife and three children, one of whom is mentally disabled. K's wife confronts him with the information that this child, Eeyore, has been doing disturbing things -- behaving aggressively, asserting that he's dead, even brandishing a knife at his mother -- and K, given to retreating from reality into abstraction, looks for answers in his lifelong love of William Blake's poetry. As K struggles to understand his family and assess his responsibilities within it, he must also reevaluate himself -- his relationship with his own father, the political stances he has taken, the duty of artists and writers in society. A remarkable portrait of the inexpressible bond between this father and his damaged son, Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age! is the work of an unparalleled writer at his sparkling best.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780802117106
 
from Atlantic Books (July 8, 2002); titled "Rouse Up, O Young Men of the New Age"
9781843540779 | details & prices | 259 pages | List price $21.60
About: This novel returns to the themes that haunt so much of Oe's work: family, responsibility, writing and the experience of being a parent to a disabled child.
from Grove Pr (March 1, 2002)
9780802117106 | details & prices | 259 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $24.00
About: 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 artist and writer insociety.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780802139689
 
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Reprint edition from Grove Pr (March 1, 2003)
9780802139689 | details & prices | 272 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $13.00
About: 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.

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