A Personal Matter by John Nathan PDF

By John Nathan

ISBN-10: 0802150616

ISBN-13: 9780802150615

ISBN-10: 7533938615

ISBN-13: 9787533938611

From the Nobel Prize–winning writer: “One of the good brief novels of the 20 th century” (Jonathan Franzen, The Wall road Journal).
the world over acclaimed as one of many world’s such a lot influential writers, Kenzaburō Ōe brings to the fore the post-WWII rage and nervousness of a decorous society during this “deathly black comedy . . . dripping with nuclear terror” (The Japan Times).
chicken is an delinquent twenty-seven-year-old highbrow putting directly to a failing marriage with whiskey. He desires of going to Africa the place the sky sprawls with percentages. Then, as if walloped by means of a huge invisible fist, Bird’s Utopian fantasies are shattered while his spouse offers start to what he calls their “monster baby.” Now, poultry is left with one query: How can he and his spouse spend the remainder of their lives with this broken factor clinging to their backs? As shameful, disgraceful, and unthinkable a hope because it is, chicken has a solution. no longer sealed. not only but. no longer prior to poultry flees on a bender of indiscriminate (and frustratingly impotent) intercourse, difficult liquor, self-delusion, and such a lot terrifying of all—self-discovery.
“[I’d] forgotten simply how loopy it truly is . . . It feels lots like existence to me . . . it tells me that Ōe is onto anything right. humans don’t are looking to care for reality.” —Jonathan Franzen, The Wall road Journal
“Very with reference to an ideal modern novel.” —The ny Times
“An staggering novel.” —Mother Jones

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