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A personal matter

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Publisher:
Grove Press,
Pub. Date:
[1994?], c1969.
Language:
English
Lexile measure:
980L
Description
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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ISBN:
9780802150615
Lexile measure:
980L
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Grouped Work ID 27b6ade9-91dd-f559-5d2a-d04f3914077e
Full title personal matter
Author ōe kenzaburō
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-04 04:08:29AM
Last Indexed 2018-05-20 04:22:27AM

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