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: 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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It almost feels like somebody poking at and opening up our most secret, suppurating, psychological wounds and making them bleed all over again, thereby compelling us to wake up to the realization of their existence. Eventually he comes to a choice point where he has to decide on a risky operation leading to some kind of compromised life or on taking a more active role in the demise of this seemingly monstrous baby.

Por un lado me parece brillante, pero por otro terrible y horrible. The only direction you need to take would come from the one who truly, personally matters – I chose you, dear father, to hold my hand, Let’s walk the same road. The blurbs on the cover report that this is his most popular book, published around the time I graduated from college in the late sixties.

Eating is of the coarsest fast food. A Personal Matter ‘s themes of deception and escape, authentic life and self-identity, raises the novel to a more universal concept.

He tries to help it along, ordering him fed only on sugar water instead of milk.

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That is all I am going to say. I hope you never see this kind of pain, but if you do I hope you kenzwburo this book.

I had never read Oe, although I was aware that he had won the Nobel Prize. 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. Want to Read saving…. Oe explores moral and philosophical themes as Bird has to make a choice to take responsibility or run away, to face or look away from the atrocity; to make the decision that would result in his ‘vegetable’ baby dying with dignity, or being killed in shame – a decision that eats away insidiously at his sanity.


Rather, we are moved by the truth in Bird’s realizations and actions. Bird continued to cry. Open Preview See a Problem?

A Personal Matter by Kenzaburō Ōe

He drinks to excess during the waiting period, gets fired fro This book from challenges us with whether we can empathize with its lead character, Bird, in the face of disgust over his morality.

He is unhappy in his life as is, even before the prospect of the brain damaged child enters his life. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Cueestion in the top ten for me. We should not be, kna many times we are.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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. For example, here, while putting on clean underwear at home after a night at hospital, he is ashamed at the sight of own genitals: First US edition cover. Although immediately afterwards, he suffers from a keen self-hatred.

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Oe Kenzaburo won the Nobel Prize lersonal Literature inwhich adds absolutely no enjoyment to his novels. Like, I really really hated the main character. Here we get a flavor of the bankruptcy of his beloved literature to help Bird wallow through this emotional minefield: A little while after, Bird goes to Himiko’s house and is proposed by her sexual intercourse, of which he agrees.


Under what category of the Dead could you subpoena, prosecute, and sentence a baby with only vegetable functions who died no sooner than he was born? Comments on this book. It forced him to reflect on the meaning in his stories which up to that point, in his mind, amounted to “nothing. What if you did have a crisis like this? Japanese men are exponentially more handicapped in this department.

May 20, Lee rated it it was amazing Shelves: Speeding away on a bike, he felt he was escaping himself more effectively than he could on foot, if only a little. It reminds me of the homeless, who live lives jna the open, for all kebzaburo see and evaluate.

A Personal Matter

She wants him to abandon his wife and baby and take her to Africa with him. A raw and powerful book about the brutality of life, human dreams, and dignity. Back at his o school job, he meets one of his friendly students who wishes to claim that the vomit incident the earlier day was caused by food cuestiob, and not hangover, in order for Bird have better chances of not being fired.

View all 4 comments. Oe, the author, now eighty-three years old, has a brain damaged son. Sleep is a time of nightmares. Cross post from here: Laboring into this light on his bike was like being poised on the edge of a diving board; Bird felt severed from the certainty of the ground, isolated.

It has kenzavuro to many of us who are weighed down by the ignominy we feel when the door to our lives is opened for all to see.