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The Resource Teach us to outgrow our madness : four short novels, by Kenzaburō Ōe ; translated and with an introuction by John Nathan

Teach us to outgrow our madness : four short novels, by Kenzaburō Ōe ; translated and with an introuction by John Nathan

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Teach us to outgrow our madness : four short novels
Title
Teach us to outgrow our madness
Title remainder
four short novels
Statement of responsibility
by Kenzaburō Ōe ; translated and with an introuction by John Nathan
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Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
  • Kenzaburō Ōe 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
  • "These four novels display Oe's passionate and original vision. Oe was ten when American jeeps first drove into the mountain village where he lived, and his literary work reveals the tension and ambiguity forged by the collapse of values of his childhood on the one hand and the confrontation with American writers on the other. The earliest of his novels included here, Prize Stock, reveals the strange relationship between a Japanese boy and a captured black American pilot in a Japanese village. Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness tells of the close relationship between an outlandishly fat father and his mentally defective son, Eeyore. Aghwee the Sky Monster is about a young man's first job -- chaperoning a banker's son who is haunted by the ghost of a baby in a white nightgown. The Day He Himself Shall Wipe My Tears Away is the longest piece in this collection and Oe's most disturbing work to date. The narrator lies in a hospital bed waiting to die of a liver cancer that he has probably imagined, wearing a pair of underwater goggles covered with dark cellophane."--Amazon.com
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1935-
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Ōe, Kenzaburō
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English translated from the Japanese
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1935-
  • 1935-
  • 1935-
  • 1935-
  • 1940-
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  • Ōe, Kenzaburō
  • Ōe, Kenzaburō
  • Ōe, Kenzaburō
  • Ōe, Kenzaburō
  • Nathan, John
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  • Ōe, Kenzaburō
  • Japan
  • 18.87 Japanese language and literature
  • Ōe, Kenzaburō
  • Manners and customs
  • Japan
Label
Teach us to outgrow our madness : four short novels, by Kenzaburō Ōe ; translated and with an introuction by John Nathan
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The day he himself shall wipe my tears away -- Prize stock -- Teach us to outgrow our madness -- Aghwee the sky monster
Control code
3123624
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 261 pages
Isbn
9780802101334
Lccn
76054582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)3123624
Label
Teach us to outgrow our madness : four short novels, by Kenzaburō Ōe ; translated and with an introuction by John Nathan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The day he himself shall wipe my tears away -- Prize stock -- Teach us to outgrow our madness -- Aghwee the sky monster
Control code
3123624
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 261 pages
Isbn
9780802101334
Lccn
76054582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)3123624

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