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KENZABURO OE

Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Apr 16, 2023
Scholars reflect on Kenzaburo Oe's legacy a month after death
In tribute to his legacy, three scholars of Japanese literature discussed some definitive works to show how the late author captured the complex struggles of being human.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Mar 14, 2023
The guilt of fatherhood helped shape Kenzaburo Oe’s literary vision
The award-winning writer attempted to give his disabled son a voice through fiction.
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JAPAN
Mar 13, 2023
Nobel-winning Japanese novelist Kenzaburo Oe dies at 88
Oe was regarded as one of Japan’s leading contemporary novelists and was the second Japanese person to win the literary award.
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JAPAN
Feb 13, 2021
Nobel laureate Kenzaburo Oe's manuscripts archived at University of Tokyo
The works by the 86-year-old author consist of the manuscripts of his novels published since the 1950s as well as proof sheets.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books / ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES
Nov 10, 2018
Rational analysis and mystic poetry combine in Kenzaburo Oe's 'Rouse Up O Young Men'
Through the poetry of William Blake, Kenzaburo Oe takes a new approach to probing the emotional consequences of his father's death, and parenting a severely disabled son.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books / ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES
Oct 13, 2018
Kenzaburo Oe's 'Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness': Reflections on father-son relationships
In Oe's "Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness," the lifelong sense of obsession and profound sense of guilt engendered within his own familial history finds acute literary expression.
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CULTURE / Books / ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES
Sep 8, 2018
Strongly autobiographical, 'Death by Water' reflects on Kenzaburo Oe's own oeuvre
Written in dialogue with Oe's own, earlier works on similar subjects "Death by Water" is a careful, multilayered contemplation on the methodology and potential of art itself.
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CULTURE / Books / RECENTLY PUBLISHED BOOKS ABOUT JAPAN
Sep 1, 2018
Toshiki Okada's 'The End of the Moment We Had' explores the plague of modern ennui in Japan
In two short stories, "The End of the Moment We Had" and "My Place in Plural" Okada excels at describing the great indifference that marks some Japanese youth.
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CULTURE / Books / ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES
Aug 25, 2018
'The Crazy Iris': Unflinching stories inspired by the aftermath of the atomic bomb
Compiled and edited by Kenzaburo Oe, "The Crazy Iris and Other Stories of the Atomic Aftermath" is a multifaceted look at the nightmarish horrors of the atomic bomb.
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CULTURE / Books / ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES
Aug 11, 2018
Kenzaburo Oe's 'Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids' condemns wartime cruelty
Oe's first novel, published in 1958 when he was only 23, tells of a group of school children evacuated to a remote village to escape wartime bombing raids, only to be cut off and abandoned when plague breaks out.
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CULTURE / Books / ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES
May 12, 2018
Kenzaburo Oe's 'Seventeen and J: Two Novels': 1960s Japan on the brink of social revolution
On the cusp of the 1960s sexual revolution and the anti-Vietnam War movement, "Seventeen" and "J" are intriguing primers on the seething social turbulence of the age.
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CULTURE / Books / ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES
Nov 11, 2017
'Hiroshima Notes': Kenzaburo Oe on Hiroshima and the U.S. Occupation
In 1963, 28-year-old novelist and rising star Kenzaburo Oe was sent to Hiroshima to report on the rancorous split between political groups calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons.
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CULTURE / Books
Oct 15, 2016
Murakami may never win the Nobel Prize — and that's OK
In early 2015, Haruki Murakami began an advice column on his blog called "Murakami-san no Tokoro" ("Mr. Murakami's Place"). In it, the famed author replied to questions sent in by his readers.
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CULTURE / Books
Apr 2, 2016
'A Quiet Life' shows a dark, different side to Kenzaburo Oe
With Kenzaburo Oe's latest novel, "Death by Water," on the longlist of the Man Booker International Prize this year, the Nobel laureate's work is again receiving the global attention it richly deserves.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books / ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES
Mar 26, 2016
'Somersault' shows Kenzaburo Oe tackling Japan's terror cults
Haruki Murakami has said that 1995 was the year when many of Japan's certainties were destroyed. In January of that year, the Great Hanshin Earthquake killed 6,434 people and then in March, local doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo released sarin gas in the Tokyo subway, killing 12 and injuring many others.
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Mar 14, 2015
A Personal Matter
In the 1960s, Kenzaburo Oe began regularly writing about a character based on his autistic son, Hikari.
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JAPAN / History
Jan 1, 2015
Donald Keene reflects on 70-year Japan experience
My first visit to Japan was very short, only a week or so in December 1945. Three months earlier, while on the island of Guam, I had heard the broadcast by the Emperor announcing the end of the war. Soon afterward, I was sent from Guam to China to serve as an interpreter between the Americans and the Japanese military and civilians.
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Sep 20, 2014
Nip the Bud, Shoot the Kids
Fiercely lyrical and tenderly dark, Kenzaburo Oe's "Nip the Bud, Shoot the Kids" marked the literary ascent of a Japanese writer whose star continues to shine internationally and at home. Written when he was just 23 years old, the 1958 novel can be read as existential coming-of-age, an indictment of war-time cruelty and a consideration of society and the outsider, uniting Oe's roots as a boy raised under World War II militarism and as a student of French literature at Tokyo University.

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