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The Silent Cry Paperback – 27 July 2016
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An imagined world, where life and myth condense to form a disconcerting picture of the human predicament today ... at first glance [The Silent Cry] appears to concern an unsuccessful revolt, but fundamentally the novel deals with people's relationships with each other in a confusing world in which knowledge, passions, dreams, ambitions and attitudes merge into each other -- Nobel Prize for Literature citation
Though thoroughly Japanese, Oe, in the range of hope and despair he covers, seems to me to have in him a touch of Dostoevsky -- Henry Miller
Somehow - and this is what gives his art such unquestionable stature - Oe manages to smuggle a comic thread in all this tragedy ― Independent
A new pinnacle in postwar Japanese fiction -- Yukio Mishima
Oe piles copious and inventive misery onto his hero before allowing him enlightenment and redemption. -- Jake Kerridge ― Sunday Telegraph Published On: 2011-11-06
A formidable scholar and intellectual whose novels express the soul-searching of postwar Japan ― Boston Globe
About the Author
He lives in Tokyo with his wife and his eldest son Hikari, who was born with severe brain damage; many of the narrators in Oe's fiction have brain-damaged children, most notably in the semi-autobiographical novel A Personal Matter. He won the 1994 Nobel Prize for Literature.
- Publisher : Serpents Tail; 2 edition (27 July 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1781255652
- ISBN-13 : 978-1781255650
- Dimensions : 13.2 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 139,945 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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