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Kenzaburo Oe: Nobel Prize Winner for Literature

The Manila Times
It is always a delight to visit a temperate country in autumn. You see the leaves turning gold and some slowly falling into Earth that seems to wait to consume them as a reminder that they too turn to dust. In Moscow, they call that season Pushkin's ...

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'A Quiet Life' shows a dark, different side to Kenzaburo Oe

The Japan Times
With Kenzaburo Oe's latest novel, “Death by Water,” on the longlist of the Man Booker International Prize this year, the Nobel laureate's work is again receiving the global attention it richly deserves. A Quiet Life, by Kenzaburo Oe, Translated by ...

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'Somersault' shows Kenzaburo Oe tackling Japan's terror cults

The Japan Times
With the shadow of this pivotal year still looming, Kenzaburo Oe — who was no stranger to writing about anti-social groups and mob mentality — completed “Somersault” in 1999. In the story, Kizu, a painter dying of cancer, is drawn into the terrifying ...

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Book review: Kenzaburo Oe's 'final' novel explores uncertainty rather than resolve it

South China Morning Post (subscription)
When Kenzaburo Oe won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1994, he became the second Japanese laureate, following in the footsteps of Yasunari Kawabata almost three decades before. Oe was rewarded, the committee said, for being a writer “who with ...

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