Kenzaburo Oe

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Kenzaburo Oe

Kenzaburo OeKenzaburo Oe (大江 健三郎 Oe Kenzaburo, born January 31, 1935) is a author and a major figure in contemporary Japanese literature.

His works, strongly influenced by French and American literature and literary theory, deal with political, social and philosophical issues including nuclear weapons, nuclear power, social non-conformism and existentialism.

Ōe was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1994 for creating "an imagined world, where life and myth condense to form a disconcerting picture of the human predicament today".

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Notable works:
  Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids (1956)
  A Personal Matter (1964)

  The Game of Contemporaneity (1979)
  The Changeling (2000)

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