Kenzaburō Ōe




Kenzaburō Ōe (大江 健三郎, Ōe Kenzaburō, born 31 January 1935) is a Japanese writer and a major figure in contemporary Japanese literature. His novels, short stories and essays, strongly influenced by French and American literature and literary theory, deal with political, social and philosophical issues, including nuclear weapons, nuclear power, social non-conformism, and existentialism. Ōe was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1994 for creating "an imagined world, where life and myth condense to form a disconcerting picture of the human predicament today".





The best books of all time by Kenzaburō Ōe

  1. 1171 . Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids by Kenzaburō Ōe

    Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids (芽むしり仔撃ち Memushiri kouchi; also known as "Pluck the Bud and Destroy the Offspring") is a 1958 novel by Japanese author Kenzaburō Ōe. It is Ōe's first novel, written whe...

  2. 1788 . Somersault by Kenzaburō Ōe

    Ten years after recanting their teachings and abandoning their zealous and violent congregation, two men known only as the Patron and Guide of Humankind seek to overcome a radical faction while lea...

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  3. 2393 . A Personal Matter by Kenzaburō Ōe

    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...

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