Translator: Nathan, John
Teach us to outgrow our madness : four short novels
Kenzaburo Oe was ten when American soldiers entered his mountain village during World War II, and his writing “reveals the tension and ambiguity forged by the collapse of the values of his childhood on the one hand and the confrontation with American writers on the other…[His] heroes have been expelled from the certainty of childhood, […]
A personal matter.
Rouse up o young men of the new age!
Kenzaburo Oe is one of the world’s finest writers, and in Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age! he delivers a virtuoso novel of extraordinary power, touching on his familiar themes of family, responsibility, the nature of literary inspiration, and the unique nature of parenting a disabled child.
The sailor who fell from grace with the sea
Explores an adolescent’s response to his mother’s love affair with a handsome visitor to Yokohama.
The sailor who fell from grace with the sea ; The temple of the golden pavilion ; and, Confessions of a mask