: 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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Instead, it becomes one of the most life-affirming stories ever, meant to serve as a panacea for the ones suffering from the affliction of an undignified existence. View all 12 comments. I had never read Oe, although I was aware that he had won the Nobel Prize.

Thus, Bird, seems to possess no redeeming characteristics whatsoever. View all 5 comments.

With every turn of a page, we find ourselves plunging deeper into the bottomless pit of shame, self-loathing and sheer grief along with Bird, our protagonist. He had been day-dreaming of a trip to Africa; maybe even a new life in Africa.

I pwrsonal did appreciate Bird’s ugly, brutal, piercing honesty throughout. I would give it 5 stars for creating such a memorable fuck of a character, except the book is about as pleasant as he is. I don’t know what I would think. It has happened to many of us who are weighed pefsonal by the ignominy we feel when the door to our lives is opened for all to see.


I taught this in a lit class peraonal fall and several students said it was the best book they’d ever read. Oe explores how the individual in confronting life’s tragedies, in choosing his ideals and finding his “meaning,” overcomes humiliation and shame, gains self-definition, finds his destiny: What if you had a reaction like this, even psrsonal tiny bit like this?


Which is probably a healthy response. This was the first book by Oe that I’ve kenzaburro, and it was fantastic. Only Bird is informed of this; his partner is currently not conscious, the baby swept from the room, as is usually the case directly after birth. Not long after, Bird meets an ex-girlfriend of his, called Himiko, who has, after her husband’s suicide, become a sexual deviant and eccentric.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Who among us has not felt, even once, that we were handed a uniquely bad card?

Anyway, this is the point where I put the cuesion down because I really didn’t like Bird, and I felt so cuestiion for his wife and his new child.

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What if part of you was like, this is going to screw up my vacation plans? Also I hope you don’t have a cool vacation planned. According to a couple of reports read, this was a memoir of sorts although it is categorized as fiction. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Embriaga-se e procura a ajuda de uma amiga. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Instead of submerging us in the pure pathos of its suffering characters, we get a brilliant and black satiric comedy of dancing, skating life on a stage of thin ice. Oct 21, Jim Fonseca rated it really liked it Shelves: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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He is appalled to hear his baby would never grow up as a normal child and shamelessly gives in to feelings of utter unw, when he hears from the doctor that chances of his baby’s survival are next to none. Retrieved 26 December The blurb on the cover announces that it is close to “a perfect contemporary novel.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. What if part of you couldn’t stop thinking, if he survives, my life will become much less fun? Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Bird, the conspiring murderer. If I don’t, ah, what will become of my trip to Africa?

Thanks for telling us about the problem. What to make of a young man whose wife has just delivered their first baby while he was having a showdown with a street gang and who responds to his son’s physically appalling abnormality by going on a rampage of alcohol and sex, eagerly awaiting news of the baby’s death?

His works, strongly influenced by French and American literature and literary theory, engage with political, social and philosophical issues including nuclear weapons, social non-conformism and existentialism.

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He also forces us to acknowledge its perpetuity, accept it and achieve a state of harmony with it. I would certainly never recommend this book outright, but I have to admit, if you want something that deals with difficult problems in a vicious manner this book is perfect for you. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.