The Silent Cry - Kenzaburo Oe Reviews
Description:ISBN 1852426020 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Kenzaburo Oe, Oe / Edition: New Ed / Paperback / 274 Pages / Book is published 1998-05-28 by ... more
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Two brothers, Takashi and Mitsu, return from Tokyo to the village ...
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by - written on 21/08/10 (Very useful, 103 readings)
The Silent Cry is by Japanese writer Oe Kenzaburo, previous winner of the Nobel Prize for literature. I think that readers of Japanese fiction are probably more used to reading slightly more modern fiction, probably by Haruki Murakami, which focuses on the modern, consumerist society which thrives in Japanese cities and is the Japan that most people will imagine when they think of the country. The Silent Cry, however, is set in a remote village in the middle of winter in the 60s, and so it presents an entirely different picture of Japan than that which is most commonly assumed. PLOT The story starts and Mitsu is living his regular everyday life in ... Read the complete review
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