: 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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His pregnant wife is introduced to us shortly before she gives birth. 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 baby to suffer. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

I would like you to enjoy reading this and to draw your own conclusions. It ultimately led to, in his own words, a rebirth of his writing style. Oe, the author, now eighty-three years old, has a brain damaged son.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In the novel Bird, a young Japanese man living in Tokyo, descends into a life and death moral turmoil over the birth of his first son who is born with a curiously damaged head. 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 This book is a perfect example of how good writing conquers all.

The whole book is a symphony on shame and its avoidance. He is a failure at life and everything he does. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I actually did appreciate Bird’s ugly, brutal, piercing honesty throughout. What if part of you was like, this is going to screw up my vacation plans? Have I ever considered that a cabbage being munched by a goat was in pain? A la vez me ha parecido un libro honesto Embriaga-se e procura a ajuda de uma amiga.


Aug 26, Alex rated it it was amazing Shelves: And so we proceed to wrap them up in the protective wadding of false pretensions, carefully hiding them aw Reading A Personal Matter is nothing less than an agonizing experience.

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So he has a low-status uha as a cram-school instructor. He is unhappy in his life as is, even before the prospect of the brain damaged child enters his peesonal.

In the face of his grotes You and I exist in alternate different forms in countless other universes View all 12 comments. Needless to say, I finished the book and really became involved with the characters and their thought processes. People love this damn book but I wanted to climb inside the pages and tip our hero into a cement mixer so he could become part of the foundations of the new Tokyo and therefore perform the only useful act in his miserable life.

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On the other hand, I don’t recall ever having such intense hatred for nearly every character in a book. Trivia About A Personal Matter. Oe Kenzaburo won the Nobel Prize in Literature inwhich adds absolutely no enjoyment to his novels. Imagine your child was born with his brain outside of his head. Retrieved from ” https: I would certainly never recommend xuestion 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.

What if part of you thought, I didn’t even completely want a kid in the first place, much less this disaster? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bird worries that he might lose his job. Bird, the unfaithful husband.

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 you and more natural than premeditated if the novel is read vividly. Like Bird’s inner world, the novel revolves around him, but does not operate in a vacuum.


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Every one, especially every parent. Bird is troubled by the revelation, and regrets having to inform the relatives of his wife about the facts concerning the state of the child, who is not expected to survive for long.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Quotes from A Personal Matter. Learn more cuetsion Amazon Prime. In your opinion, does a vegetable suffer? I had never read Oe, although I was aware that he had won the Nobel Prize. Anyway, his wife has the baby and the child has an obvious physical, and possibly mental, deformity. Nov 20, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: I don’t know what I would think.

However, haunted by the ordeal of his dying child, Bird is unable to achieve an erection at the mention of the word “pregnancy” and “womb” uttered by Himiko, and ends up resorting to the practice of BDSM.

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. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Reading this book was a disturbing, and unaa experience. The baby enters this world with potential brain damage, unbeknownst to his wife, the mother. The book starts off with this something college professor named Bird, who is wandering the streets after drinking in a bar.