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Teach us to outgrow our madness : four short novels

Translated by John Nathan

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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, into a world that bears no relation to their past. – Back cover

notes: Short stories, including: The day he himself shall wipe my tears away, Prize stock, Teach us to outgrow our madness, Aghwee the sky monster
subjects: Social life and customs
genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780802101334
OCLC number: 3123624
publisher: Grove Press, Distributed by Random House, 1977, 1978, 1994
publication place: New York
japanese publication date: 1969
english publication date: 1977
document type: Book
description: xxv, 261 p. ; 22 cm.