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De hoogmoedige doden

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Compilation of following stories, translated in Dutch: Shisha no ogori, Tanin no ashi, Shiiku, Ningen no Hitsuji and Fui no oghi.
Paperback, 191 pages
Published 1973 by Meulenhoff (first published September 1959)
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Marat M. Yavrumyan
Օեից առաջին պատմությունն էր. մինչ այդ Օեի մասին էի «հարցուփորձ» արել, դե իհարկե՝ Գուգլից ։) Պատկերացրեք, հավանեցի, նույնիսկ՝ շատ։ Ինչ-որ աբսուրդի, անիմաստության ու իհարկե գործի արդյունքի, իրականում՝ կյանքի (հանրագումարի) անհեթեթության շունչ կար մեջը. դե Սարտրի հետևորդից այլ բան ակնկալել էր պետք չէր։)
Helmut
Die Toten schweigen

Die Toten in dieser Erzählung sind Nebensache: Obwohl sie die Handlung tragen, ist doch der Hauptaugenmerk des Erzählers auf die Lebenden gerichtet. Die Umschichtung von Leichen von einem Wasserbassin in ein anderes wird mit kühler Distanz zu den Transportobjekten geschildert. Es handelt sich eigentlich mehr um Nummern, und nur durch den Blick des unbenannten Erzählers erwachen Emotionen wie Ekel und Trauer, aber auch Verwunderung und Mitleid.

So ist dann auch die Sprache das w
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Nils
You can never tell from a translation out of a language family so far removed from your own, whether you're getting the right tone and feel from the original. I think the translators did a good job though because I really liked what I read -- sparse and always tense but with a great power and pregnancy lurking between the rather simple narrative -- something I've also got from Japanese film from the era.

These are very early short stories, and while the themes are clearly there (the dead, the war
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Ai
These are the best of Oe's early works that I truly admire. "Shiiku" (En title: Prize Stock) was just so great; I felt nothing but so impressed. The vivid images on the story remains still on my head; it was shocking and thrilling, but Oe described the truth about human's conditions and the world pretty well.
Patrick
Eine dichte Atmosphäre, die mit Leichtigkeit erschaffen zu sein scheint. Ein echtes Kunststück.
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Ōe was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1994 for creating "an imagined world, where life and myth condens
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