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A Personal Matter
By John Nathan (trans) and Kenzaburo Oe
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Grove Pr
Publication date June 1, 1982
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780802150615
ISBN-10 0802150616
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $14.00
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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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9780802150615 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $14.00
About: 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.

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