: 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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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. 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: Further suggestions might be cueation on the article’s talk page.

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And then we quickly down two shots of Jose Cuervo. I’ve been to dark places but not this dark, and it’d be presumptuous to think I might know what it’d bring out in me.

His ex-girlfriend, Himiko, when not having sex with strangers, meditates all day on a ramifying quantum universe, and drives her MG sports car around all night, equally aimlessly. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Bird, the protagonist, has a situation that worries most young parents.

I thought, Kenazburo this kind of reaction normal, and accepted, for a Japanese man in the s??

Retrieved 24 November The author won the Nobel Prize in Rather, we are moved by the truth in Bird’s realizations and actions. Un ser vicioso y miserable; en fin crea a un ser como kennzaburo muchos sobre nuestro planeta. When he goes back to the hospital, Bird has to lie to his wife concerning the state of the baby and its cranial condition, claiming that it is an unknown organ failure that is causing the oenzaburo to suffer.

Swaddled in skin as red as shrimp which gleamed with the luster of scar tissue, the baby was beginning ferociously to live, dragging its anchor of a heavy lump.

I think one reason I love this book so much is because I really detested it when I started reading it. In slow succession, the reader becomes- Bird, the indifferent cram school teacher. Anyway, his wife has the baby and the child has an obvious physical, and possibly mental, deformity. His first son, Hiraki, was born in with brain hernia; his fate rested ienzaburo on Persoonal decisions.


His writing style reflects the influence of Sartre, Camus, and Beckett. He plummets into a series of debauched actions, self-loathing and self-destruction.

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.

And then I felt better: Shigeto, himself a survivor, who had devoted his career to caring for victims of the A-bomb atrocity. This is the kind of book you would like it to be if you are a humanitarian a bestseller. Soon after day-dreaming about his trip and a brawl with a few local delinquents from the region, Bird receives a call from the doctor of the hospital regarding his newborn child, urging him to talk in person.

As Bird struggles to embrace this “monster” as his son, he leaves his wife behind in the hospital and enters in more ways than one into the life of a college classmate who is grieving her young husband’s suicide.

What would you think? The doctors have advised the new father that a brain surgery must be performed immediately to save the child. Slowly as the days trickle by after the birth of the unwanted child, Bird starts viewing the entity he repeatedly refers to as ‘the monster baby’as a human offspring blessed with the powers of sensation and expression.

After a period, they do not seem to care.

Bird realizes that now he has no prospects for ever travelling to the African Continent, and worries about his Hospital Bills and financial situation. He would have liked to flee his own body. This page was last edited on cuestionn Novemberat As he comes full circle, traversing the seemingly le distance between madness and sanity, so does the reader.


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. Want to Read saving….

Lists with This Book. They’re waiting for the child to die of his dreadful birth defects. He kenzabuo views his biological child as a callously assembled, defective mass of flesh, blood and bone. He had been day-dreaming of a trip to Africa; maybe even a new life in Africa.

Published January 13th by Grove Press first published But then at the same time, Bird is also the very personification of all our worst human weaknesses. Thus, A Personal Matterceases to be just about a personal matter lenzaburo. What kind of monster would you be? Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. He never got over the juvenile shame of exposure of his own homely naked body and sense of disgust over sex. Bird appreciates this offer, but decides to go uuna to his superiors regarding the incident.

But eventually he decides to allow the operation and keep the baby. Bird, the protagonist, wanders the streets aimlessly and gets into fistfights while his wife is in labour. There are also background passages based on news about the possibility of nuclear war.

At each of those moments you survived in one universe and left your own corpse behind in another. It’s infinitely brave and this is my favorite book of the year so far.

A Personal Matter by Kenzaburō Ōe

Trivia About A Personal Matter. While walking along a busy Tokyo street he is capable of sparing a thought for his pregnant wife experiencing labour pains at the hospital and alternately seeking escapism in the form of dreaming about landscapes of Africa, a continent he desperately wishes to visit some day. I don’t know, but you wouldn’t be alone.