Rouse up O Young Men of the New Age!

Rouse up O Young Men of the New Age!

A Novel

Book - 2002
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Kenzaburo Oe, winner of the Noble Prize for Literature, is one of the world's finest writers, and in Rouse Up, O Young Men of the New Age he delivers a virtuoso novel of extraordinary power, touching on his familiar themes of family, responsibility, the nature of literary inspiration, and the unique experience of parenting a disabled child. K is a famous writer living in Tokyo with his wife and three children, one of whom was born with a brain anomaly that has left him mentally disabled. A highly cerebral man who often retreats from real life into abstraction -- in this case, the poetry of William Blake -- K is confronted by his wife with the reality that this child, Eeyore, has been doing disturbing things: behaving aggressively, asserting that he's dead, even brandishing a knife at his mother. As K struggles to understand his family and assess his own place in it, he must also reevaluate himself -- his relationship with his father, the political stances he has taken, the responsibilities of artists and writers in society. Rouse Up, O Young Men of the New Age is a remarkable portrait of the inexpressible bond between this father and
Publisher: New York, NY : Grove : 2002
ISBN: 9780802117106
0802117104
Branch Call Number: FIC Oe
Characteristics: 259p

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