: 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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I’m not trying to say that I simply didn’t like them or that they were horrible characters; I mean that if I knew these people in real life, I would likely be in I’m torn.

As he comes full circle, traversing the seemingly infinite distance between madness and sanity, so does the reader.

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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. This page was last edited on 27 Novemberat If you’ve duestion read this one and you’re looking for a shortish novel that rocked hard enough to win the dude the Nobel Prize, something you can read before the weekend ends, something with serious existential, historical, and cultural HEFT, but also relatively easy reading, here ya go.

In this age of ours it’s hard to say with certainty that having lived was better than not having been born in the first place. Father, what will happen to me when I die? His pregnant wife is introduced to us shortly before she kenzabur birth.

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I hope you never see this kind of pain, but if you do I hope you remember this book. This article about a s novel is a stub. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Feb 18, Keith rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Whilst teaching, Bird presonal becomes wildly nauseated and vomits in his classroom. Sex is either rape or routine self-indulgence. He neither seems to feel passionately about his wife nor about the job at the cram school he has landed thanks to the benevolence of his father-in-law.

In slow succession, the reader becomes- Bird, the indifferent cram school teacher.

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Back at his cram school job, he meets one of his friendly students who wishes to claim that the vomit incident the earlier day was caused by food poisoning, and not hangover, in order for Bird have better chances of not being fired. After meeting with the doctor, he discovers that his son has been born with a brain herniaalthough the fact is still obscure to his wife.

But “the baby continued to live, and it was oppressing Bird, even beginning to attack him. This renewed outlook swayed him to ‘rescue’ kenaaburo son.

The story is essentially an extreme study of morals within the main character, who is a tragic character who seems to have made unfortunate choices in marriage and employment, and has some awful things behind him in life. Trembling, Bird fled the apartment with his eyes on the floor, fled cuestionn the stairs, fled through the hall, straddled his bike and fled everything behind him.


The blurb on the cover announces that it is close to “a perfect contemporary novel. Although immediately afterwards, he suffers from a keen self-hatred.

Deeply touching and whole heartedly personal. Thus, Bird, seems to possess no redeeming characteristics whatsoever.

View all 6 comments. These scars and bruises make their presence known time and again by causing us pain of the highest order.

I don’t know wha Imagine your child was born with his brain personsl of his head. Somehow I must get away from the monster baby. It is apparent that this condition has consumed his thoughts for an entire life. I recommend this book to any reader who wants to enjoy a well-written book.

Anyway, I find it sort of disheartening that only one of my “friends,” some dude I don’t even really know, has rated it. There are also background passages based on news about the possibility of nuclear war.

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