: 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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Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing Japanese-language text All stub articles. Men are inculcated to hide emotionally. And to Birdfrom another parent of a disabled child: Embriaga-se e procura a ajuda de uma amiga.

Somehow I must get away from the monster baby. Un ser vicioso y miserable; en fin crea a un ser como hay muchos sobre nuestro planeta.

These scars and bruises make cueston presence cuesyion time and again by causing us pain of the highest order. Oe is not a rookie. The baby continued to live, and it was oppressing Bird, even beginning to attack him.

Quotes from A Personal Matter. But it seems that reality compels you to live properly when you live in the real world. Anyway, his wife has the baby and the child has an obvious physical, and possibly mental, deformity.

Oct 21, Jim Fonseca rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 perdonal be in I’m torn.

Bird, on the other hand, was answerable only to the baby in the basket on his lap, to the monster who governed his personal destiny. The blurbs on the cover report that this is his most popular book, published around personsl time I graduated from college in the late sixties. His works, strongly influenced persona French and American literature and literary theory, engage with political, social and philosophical issues including nuclear weapons, social non-conformism and existentialism.


Nov 20, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: I was really frustrated with the characters and their actions, and then eureka, I suddenly got the joke. View all 8 comments. Raw, truthful, crafted, deep, beautiful and, if not oee, at least it will make an impact in your heart.

Over the course of the next few days, like the most cowardly criminal ever, he plots his own baby’s murder – by conspiring with the doctor to substitute his supply of milk with sweetened water and, when that fails, by taking the baby to the clinic of a shady abortionist. Anyway, I find it sort of disheartening that only one of my “friends,” some dude I don’t even really know, has rated it.

I hear you, I feel you.

He tries to help it along, ordering him fed only on sugar water instead of milk. 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. Laboring into this light on his bike was like being poised on the edge of a diving board; Bird felt severed from the certainty of the ground, isolated.

If I don’t, ah, what will become of my trip to Africa? Living with a disabled family member, we come to know despair, but “by actually giving it expression we can be healed and know the joy of recovering. When he asks the nurse concerning the baby, he is surprised to know that his child is still alive, and if survived after a few days, is expected to go through Brain Surgeryeven though the prospects of him turning into a healthy normal child is non-existent.


This is serious literature.

I realized Bird was an untrustworthy narrator, because I only got his perspective and I really had to step outside the book and realize he was not presenting reality, only his warped perception of it. But I was so involved in Bird’s thoughts that I felt gobsmacked when I got to the end.

After the meeting with his supervisor, he is let go of his job.

Kenzaburo Oe

It has happened to many of us who are weighed down by the ignominy we feel when the door to our lives is opened for all to curstion. On the one hand, this is an extremely well-written short novel about a man coming to terms with the birth of a special-needs child that will inevitably cause him to have to grow up and sacrifice many of his own selfish needs.

And then I felt better: Jun 09, Paula W rated it really liked it. Oe Kenzaburo won the Psrsonal Prize in Literature inwhich adds absolutely no enjoyment to his novels. View all 15 comments. This renewed outlook swayed him to ‘rescue’ his son.