: Una cuestion personal (Spanish Edition) () by Kenzaburo Oe and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books . A Personal Matter is a novel by Japanese writer Kenzaburō Ōe. Written in , the novel is semi-autobiographical and dark in tone. It tells the story of Bird. Kenzaburō Ōe, the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, A partir de este hecho, se suceden en Una cuestión personal un gran número de.

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A Personal Matter by Kenzaburō Ōe

Instead, it becomes one of the most life-affirming stories ever, meant to serve as a panacea for the ones suffering ina the affliction of an undignified existence. At each of those moments you survived in one universe and left your own corpse behind in another. His ex-girlfriend, Himiko, when not having sex with strangers, meditates all day on a ramifying quantum universe, and drives her MG sports car around all night, equally aimlessly.

And so we proceed to wrap them up in the protective wadding of false pretensions, carefully hiding them away from the scrutiny of the rest of the world and more importantly, perspnal.


So he has a low-status job as a cram-school instructor. Nov 20, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: He does not admit that he expects the baby’s death. View all 5 comments.

This book is a superb work of fiction because of its ability to draw you in and make it all seem real. Personla narrative voice is good and the dialogue formation is flawless. Un ser vicioso y miserable; en fin crea a un ser como hay muchos sobre nuestro planeta. Which is probably a healthy response. He fears being in the presence of his wife and mother-in-law both of whom seem to blame him for everything, and seeks solace in violent sex with an old lover. He’s laid open this abyss of humanity, right?

It is apparent that this condition has consumed his thoughts for an entire life. Rather, we are moved by the truth in Bird’s realizations and actions. View all 42 comments. Sex is either rape or routine self-indulgence.

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Somehow I must get away from the monster cuestuon. He published a book, Late Style, in and in the author is But eventually he decides to allow the operation and keep the baby.


The main character, Bird, is a 27 year old who dreams of going ua Africa. Dec 18, Niles Stanley rated it liked it. We should not be, but many times we are. In a sense, he is apathetic to his own life kenzwburo we are shown that he is not immune from feelings of embarrassment.

At the hospital where his wife has borne him a son, he learns that the baby has a brain aneurism and if it survives is likely to be severely handicapped.

Compounded with his fear of everything and his will to run from any challenge, he takes the Oe Kenzaburo won the Nobel Prize in Literature inwhich adds absolutely no enjoyment to his novels. Photo of Mount Fuji from exploreshizuoka.

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View all 4 comments. I hear you, I feel you. Jul 30, Anna rated it it was amazing Recommended to Anna by: How would you feel? This was the first book by Oe that I’ve read, and it was fantastic.