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A Personal Matter by Kenzaburo Oe Summary & Study Guide

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A Personal Matter Study Guide consists of approx. 54 pages of summaries and analysis on A Personal Matter by Kenzaburo Oe.

This study guide includes the following sections: Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Characters, Objects/Places, Themes, Style, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion.
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Published April 18th 2011 by BookRags.com (first published November 25th 2010)
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Martin Kadlec
Apr 29, 2013 Martin Kadlec rated it really liked it
A very hard book from Nobel prize aworded writer about the birth of handicapped child and about the reaction of his young father. Very painful sometimes. The end is quite striking but I appreciate it. The end helps me to accept the story.

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"If I die now, in 27 years old, the whole my entire life is needless"
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Aug 30, 2016 Peggy Hermann rated it really liked it
It is clear when reading this book why it won the Nobel Prize. Makes me wish I could read in its original Japanese, not a translation. It isn't an easy book -- neither the subject matter nor the writing. Yet at the same time it is a really simple, but powerful story. I am sorry not to have the benefit of a book group to discuss since I think a discussion would had even more to my understanding of all its layers. The author, himself, is very interesting from the little I researched after ...more
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La traducción al castellano de Yoonah Kim con la colaboración de Roberto Fernández Sastre es sencillamente deliciosa.
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