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Synopsis:

These four novels display Oes 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 mans first job — chaperoning a bankers 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 Oes 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.

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The day he himself shall wipe my tears away — Prize stock — Teach us to outgrow our madness — Aghwee the sky monster.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802151858
Translator:
Nathan, John
Author:
Nathan, John
Translator:
Nathan, John
Author:
OE
Author:
Oe, Kenzaburo
Author:
Nathan, John
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Near and far eastern fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Japan Social life and customs.
Subject:
Psychology : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Oe, Kenzaburo
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
19941031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
261
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in 9 oz

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These four novels display Oes 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 mans first job — chaperoning a bankers 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 Oes 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.
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