: 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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Published January 13th by Grove Press first published I like the way he writes in a flow that seems satisfying for a reader like me to enjoy. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. It is apparent that this condition has consumed his thoughts for an entire life.

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And what does one sometimes do with personal tragedy, we write about it. View all 4 comments.

This renewed outlook swayed him to ‘rescue’ his son. If you’ve never read this one and you’re looking for a shortish novel that rocked hard enough to win the dude the Nobel Prize, something you can read before the weekend ends, something with serious existential, historical, and cultural HEFT, but also relatively easy reading, here ya go.

He instills into Bird, the perdonal, a soul that the reader willingly follows him search. Easily in the top ten for me.

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There is no doubt in my mind that A Personal Matter is a skilfully executed piece of literature. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. View all 5 comments. And then we quickly down two shots of Jose Cuervo. What if you had a reaction like this, even a tiny bit like this? Bird, the protagonist, has a situation that worries most young parents. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Bird is troubled by the revelation, and regrets having to inform the relatives of his wife about the facts concerning the state of the child, who is not expected to survive for long.


Yet at the same time he shudders in revulsion at the thought of having to kill a helpless, sick kezaburo child with his bare hands. This Japanese literature-related article is a stub. Sleep is a time of nightmares. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

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The whole book is a symphony on shame and its avoidance. 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. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. View all 14 comments.

Open Preview See a Problem? Return to Book Page. Maybe what’s wrong with American Letters today is that not enough people have read this lateth century Japanese masterpiece?! And at the very end, Bird, the accepting father. He wasn’t always likable, but at least he pegsonal pretend otherwise.

This connection is mostly up to the reader as we garner little visions on the scope of life of a defeated nation in the painful process of recovery after the war. Eventually, he is fired from his job teaching at a hna school in the process. For example, here, while putting on clean underwear at home after a night at hospital, he is ashamed at the sight of own genitals: Reading A Personal Matter is nothing less than an agonizing experience. And I’d psrsonal happy to step up for the cause and do the job.


He is devastated by a sense of shame since he has just fathered a monster baby and feels trapped with unforeseen, unwanted responsibilities.

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Bird, the conspiring murderer. This page was last edited on 27 Novemberat Nov 20, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: Bird struggles with this fact, and desires the child to die as soon as possible so as to not have the responsibility for the so-called “monster baby” to ruin his life and his prospects for travelling by himself to the African Continent. He half attempts to kill the child, albeit indirectly, and is forced to decide whether he wants to keep the child.

View all 6 comments. I had never read Oe, although I was aware that he had won the Nobel Prize. Have I ever considered that a cabbage being munched by a goat was in pain? And I hated reading it.

Not a book, therefore, likely to be suggested reading by the Japanese Tourist Agency. That was when I had a feeling similar to what I felt reading Catch I think one reason I love this book so much is because I really detested it when I started reading it.