Us to Outgrow Our Madness
'The strength and power of the writing is shattering.' The Irish Times
Four novellas - four stark visions. 'Prize Stock' depicts the relationship between a Japanese boy and a black POW during World War II. The title story is a semi-autobiographical account of a father coming to terms with his brain-damaged child. 'Aghwee The Sky Monster' tells the story of a young man's first job - chaperoning a banker's son. In 'The Day He Himself Shall Wipe My Tears Away', the narrator lies in his hospital bed eagerly waiting to die of cancer.
'His poetic force creates an imagined world, where life and myth condense to form a disconcerting picture of the human predicament.' The Nobel Committee
'No Japanese novelist has ever written more brilliantly than Oe about the division that exists in the soul of his country.' The Daily Telegraph
Also by Kenzaburo Oe: Nip the Buds Shoot the Kids and Hiroshima Notes
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