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Seventeen

3.23 of 5 stars 3.23  ·  rating details  ·  92 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Un adolescent fête ses dix-sept ans dans l'indifférence de sa famille, en pleine décomposition. Complexé, mal dans sa peau, incompris de ses parents, il est terriblement frustré. Obnubilé par ses pulsions sexuelles, il s'est replié sur lui-même et toise ses camarades d'un regard méprisant. Il constitue une proie idéale pour les militants d'extrême droite qui recrutent des ...more
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Published June 13th 2011 by Gallimard (first published 1961)
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Bookaholic
17 este un fel de povestire mai amplă sau un roman condesat, redus la doar 100 de pagini. Acțiunea se petrece într-o Japonie măcinată politic după cel de-al Doilea Război Mondial, când s-a aflat de partea învinșilor, cu susținători extremiști, de dreapta sau de stânga (practic împotriva împăratului sau pro împărat; împotriva politicii americane sau contra acesteia). Este, dacă vreți, atât un manifest politic subversiv (demonstrând, prin conținutul romanului, cât de dăunătoare este viziunea de ex ...more
Razvan Zamfirescu
Spicuiri din recenzia finala care se gaseste pe blogul meu

17 este un bildungsroman transformat într-un haiku. Nu e de mirare că autorul a luat Premiul Nobel pentru Literatură.

Romanul e în egală măsură un manifest politic , dar și o avertizare lansată societății nipone. Agresivitatea extremei drepte alături de o politică deficitară pentru populație poate să atragă tinerii și să-i transforme în soldați înfocați care să fie în stare să ucidă în numele idealului pe care partidul îl plantează în minț
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Simon Vandereecken
Dix-sept ans, un âge où tout s’agite, où tout bouillonne, où l’on apprivoise son corps, que les réflexions se forment, que les pulsions émergent, …

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Emna
This is the 1994 literature Nobel Prize but I didn’t like the book though.
Rachel
This was a story I read in high school and couldn't quite get a handle on during my first read. Nonetheless I loved reading it. However, after re-reading it, and then giving it another read after living in Japan for three years it really became clear to me just how much he fits in to one short story. I read it with the story J, which I didn't like as much but I haven't re-read that one several times. It fits well with Oe's other works and it definitely an interesting commentary on budding black ...more
Irina
Kenzaburo Oe surprised me with extremely detailed depictions of the inner dialog of his protagonist. You can almost feel his fears, his needs, his mental pain (doubled by a physical one), his embarrassments, everything.
A brilliant novel which haunted me for weeks.
Skeptigirl
I read this in a set with another story of his, I cannot remember the name of the other one. I found this to be a very strange tale I could barely get a hold of but I enjoyed it none the less.
Sheena
The only thing I can say about it, is that it was a weird book o_O I don't know if it's just me getting used to Japanse literature, but to me it almost made no sense at all
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Kenzaburō Ōe (大江 健三郎), is a major figure in contemporary Japanese literature. His works, strongly influenced by French and American literature and literary theory, engage with political, social and philosophical issues including nuclear weapons, social non-conformism and existentialism.

Ōe was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1994 for creating "an imagined world, where life and myth condens
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