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The Resource A Quiet Life : A Novel, Kenzaburō Ōe, (electronic resource)

A Quiet Life : A Novel, Kenzaburō Ōe, (electronic resource)

Label
A Quiet Life : A Novel
Title
A Quiet Life
Title remainder
A Novel
Statement of responsibility
Kenzaburō Ōe
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
This classic work of world literature by the 1994 Japanese Nobel laureate is a devastating and moving blend of memoir and fiction. An uncanny blend of the real with the imagined, of memoir with fiction, A Quiet Life is narrated by Ma-chan, a twenty-year-old woman. Her father is a famous and fascinating novelist; her older brother, though severely brain-damaged, possesses an almost magical gift for musical composition; and her mother's life is devoted to the care of them both. Ma-chan and her younger brother find themselves emotionally on the outside of this oddly constructed nuclear family. But when her father accepts a visiting professorship from an American university, Ma-chan finds herself suddenly the head of the household and at the center of family relationships that "are movingly illuminated" ( The New York Times ) through Oe's unique and unpredictable genius
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Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
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Ōe, Kenzaburō
Dewey number
895/.6/35
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL858.E14
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Yanagishita, Kunioki
  • Wetherall, William
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  • Families
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
A Quiet Life : A Novel, Kenzaburō Ōe, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAxMDE5LTQxNTQxMjgw
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00021503
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (256 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780802195425
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unknown
Other control number
9780802195425
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A Quiet Life : A Novel, Kenzaburō Ōe, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAxMDE5LTQxNTQxMjgw
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00021503
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (256 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780802195425
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
9780802195425
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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