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However, please allow me to say that the fundamental style of my writing has been to start from my personal matters and then to link it up with society, the state and the world.






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Kenzaburo Oe
Kenzaburo Oe
  • Born: January 31, 1935
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Profession: Writer

Kenzaburō Ōe is a Japanese writer and a major figure in contemporary Japanese literature. His novels, short stories and essays, 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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