: 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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Kenzaburo Oe

Laboring into this light on his bike was like being poised kenzabkro the edge of a diving board; Bird felt severed from the certainty of the ground, isolated. Any decision he makes is fraught with consequences, most of them negative.

Yet at the same time he shudders in revulsion at the thought of having to kill a helpless, sick little child with his bare hands.

So obviously this is not about A Personal Matter at all. As he comes full circle, traversing the seemingly infinite distance between madness and sanity, so does the reader.

Raw, truthful, crafted, deep, beautiful and, if not life-changing, at least it will make an impact in your heart. He fears being in the presence of his wife and mother-in-law both of whom seem to blame him for everything, and seeks solace in violent sex with an old lover. At the hospital where his wife has borne him a son, he learns that the baby has a brain aneurism and if it survives is likely to be severely handicapped.


He’s laid open this abyss of humanity, right?

But “the baby continued to live, and it was oppressing Bird, even beginning to attack him. And when he finally finds hope in a hopeless place and sets into motion the long, convoluted process of acceptance, it is not the predictability of this ending which strikes us. She wants him to abandon his wife and baby and take her to Africa with him.

I hear you, I feel you. He sees a monster reflected in himself as repulsive as his neo-creation. It is apparent that this condition has consumed his thoughts for an entire life.

Aug 26, Alex rated it it was amazing Shelves: The plot follows the story of Bird, a 27 year old Japanese man. He refuses to give him a name or even acknowledge his gender and burden himself with the task of acquainting himself with his newborn son.

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This eo is a superb work of fiction because of its ability to draw you in and make it all seem real. So he gifts us with the strength to endure it instead. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: His writing style reflects the influence of Sartre, Camus, and Beckett.

The story is essentially an extreme study of morals within the main character, who is a tragic character wh This was the first book by Oe that I’ve read, and it was fantastic. Whilst teaching, Bird suddenly becomes wildly nauseated and vomits in his classroom. It seems this indisputable fact had eluded him so far. I don’t know what I would think.

A Personal Matter by Kenzaburō Ōe

What if part of you thought, I didn’t even completely want a kid in the first place, much less this disaster? It is a wonderful feeling for a reader to read a book that kenzabruo a strong ongoing plot with mature and very well build characters.

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And what does one sometimes do with personal tragedy, we write about it. Jan 06, Manik Sukoco rated it it was amazing. Compounded with his fear of everything and his will to run from any challenge, he takes the baby left and right and tries to get others to kill it, as he doesn’t have the stomach to be evil to the very end.

A Personal Matter

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. View all 4 comments. The ending might seem predictable, yet it is something deeply rooted in Japanese culture to take responsibility for your actions and embrace what life brings to hna and more natural than premeditated if the novel is read vividly. This book from challenges us with whether we can empathize with its lead pdrsonal, Bird, in the face of disgust over his morality.

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.

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