A Personal Matter

A Personal Matter - Oe, Kenzaburo

Paperback (24 Feb 1994)

Save $0.14

  • RRP $15.33
  • $15.19
Add to basket

Includes delivery to the United States

10+ copies available online - Usually dispatched within 7-10 days

Publisher's Synopsis

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 of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and his own struggle to come to terms with a mentally handicapped son. The Swedish Academy lauded Oe for his "poetic force [that] creates an imagined world where life and myth condense to form a disconcerting picture of the human predicament today." His most popular book, A Personal Matter is the story of Bird, a frustrated intellectual in a failing marriage whose Utopian dream is shattered when his wife gives birth to a brain-damaged child. “In writing novels there is no substitute for maturity and moral awareness. Kenzaburo Oe has both."—Alan Levensohn, Christian Science Monitor.

Book information

ISBN: 9780802150615
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
Imprint: Grove Press
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 214
Weight: 202g
Height: 205mm
Width: 135mm
Spine width: 12mm