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The Resource A personal matter, by Kenzaburo Ōe ; translated from the Japanese by John Nathan

A personal matter, by Kenzaburo Ōe ; translated from the Japanese by John Nathan

Label
A personal matter
Title
A personal matter
Statement of responsibility
by Kenzaburo Ōe ; translated from the Japanese by John Nathan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Oe?s most important novel, A Personal Matter, has been called by The New York Times?close to a perfect novel.? In A Personal Matter, Oe has chosen a difficult, complex though universal subject: how does one face and react to the birth of an abnormal child? Bird, the protagonist, is a young man of 27 with antisocial tendencies who more than once in his life, when confronted with a critical problem, has?cast himself adrift on a sea of whisky 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 newborn infant-monster. Should he keep it? Dare he kill it? Before he makes his final decision, Bird?s entire past seems to rise up before him, revealing itself to be a nightmare of self-deceit. The relentless honesty with which Oe portrays his hero? or antihero? makes Bird one of the most unforgettable characters in recent fiction
Member of
Summary
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
047806
Cataloging source
UBC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ōe, Kenzaburō
Dewey number
895.63
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL858.E14
LC item number
K6 1969
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
Oe, K.
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Nathan, John
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japanese fiction
  • Japanese fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
A personal matter, by Kenzaburo Ōe ; translated from the Japanese by John Nathan
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm32354999
Extent
x, 165 pages
Isbn
9780802150615
Lccn
68022007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)32354999
Label
A personal matter, by Kenzaburo Ōe ; translated from the Japanese by John Nathan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm32354999
Extent
x, 165 pages
Isbn
9780802150615
Lccn
68022007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)32354999

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