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Author: Kunioki Yangishita,William Wetherall,Kenzaburo Oe
ISBN13: 978-0802115973
Title: A Quiet Life
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Language: English
Publisher: Grove Pr; Reissue edition (October 1, 1996)
Pages: 240

A Quiet Life by Kunioki Yangishita,William Wetherall,Kenzaburo Oe

Even when talking about himself. But all in all it's a very good Oe book, if not the best starting point. Besides randomly inserted points within sentences, words are often misspelled.

A Quiet Life" is not narrated by a fictional Kenzaburo Oe but by a fictional Kenzaburo Oe's daughter. The fictional Kenzaburo Oe is enduring a "pinch" and has left for California. His wife, feeling that she must, has gone with him. Ma-cha I was a little disappointed. The Day He Himself Shall Wipe My Tears Away" was a 1972 rewrite of 1969's "Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness", and here we have "A Quiet Life", 1990's rewrite of 1983's "Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age!" I preferred the original. Originally published in Japanese in 1990, and translated into English in 1996, by Kunioki Yanagishita and William Wetherall, another team in a long line of different Ōe translators, A Quiet Life is unusual in having a female narrator, although the raw material, a family with a author-father and musically-gifted, mentally handicapped son (Hikari but nicknamed Eeyore), is the familiar l.

With Kenzaburo Oe's latest novel, "Death by Water," on the longlist of the Man Booker International Prize this year, the Nobel laureate's work is again re. A Quiet Life' shows a dark, different side to Kenzaburo Oe. by Iain Maloney. Special To The Japan Times. Online: Apr 02, 2016. Last Modified: Apr 02, 2016.

By Kenzaburo Oe Translated from the Japanese by Kunioki Yanagishita and William Wetherall New York: Grove Press, 1990 240 pages. Bob Corbett Feb. 2015. At that time their life might well have actually have been called a quiet life though Ma Chan was not yet quite as knowledgeable about her father’s periodic bouts of his pinches. Her older brother, Eeyore, takes music lessons nearby and troubles begin almost immediately after her parents leave. Someone is assaulting young girls in the area and Ma-Chan sees her brother standing sort of hidden from view in some bushes just in an area where there had been an attack on a young girl. However, when she confronts him, it turns out that he was only stepping back off the sidewalk to listen to some.

Author/Creator: Ōe, Kenzaburō, 1935-. Standardized Title: Shizuka na seikatsu. Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy). Penn Chronology: 1996. Contributor: Yanagishita, Kunioki. Wetherall, William, 1941- Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania).

Book cover of the 1996 English version of Kenzaburō Ōe's book about his handicapped son and their life as a family. e tried to give his son a "voice" through his writing. Several of Ōe's books feature a character based on his so. .In Ōe's 1964 book, A Personal Matter, the writer describes the pain involved in accepting his brain-damaged son into his life. Hikari figures prominently in many of the books singled out for praise by the Nobel committee: Hikari's life is the core of the first book. Shizuka-na seikatsu, 1990 – A Quiet Life (translated by Kunioki Yanagishita & William Wetherall). Kaifuku suru kazoku, 1995 – A Healing Family (translated by Stephen Snyder, illustrated by Yukari Oe). Chugaeri, 1999 – Somersault (translated by Philip Gabriel).

By William Wetherall. Novels 1990 A Quiet Life 静かな生活 Shizuka-na seikatau (Ōe Kenzaburo) Translated with Kunioki Yanagishita. Short stories 1952 American Japanese 米系日人 Beikei Nichijin (Nishino Tatsukichi) 1955 Stakeout 張り込み Harikomi (Matsumoto Seicho) 1958 Leap Before You Look 見る前に飛べ Miru mae ni tobe (Ōe Kenzaburo) 1958 Unexpected Muteness 不意の唖 Fui no oshi (Ōe Kenzaburo) 1994 Return Flow 還流 Kanryu (Takagi Nobuko) 1996 Stomping on Aboji. Humor Seasonal Laughs 相澤正夫 (Aizawa Masao) Oct 1979 - Mar 1980 Kobanashi and other humor Translations by William Wetherall.

by Ōe, Kenzaburō, 1935-; Yanagishita, Kunioki; Wetherall, William, 1941-. Publication date 1996.

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Kenzaburo Oe & Kunioki Yanagishita. View More by This Author. This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. 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.

A Quiet Life is narrated by Ma-Chan, a young woman who at the age of twenty finds herself in an unusual family situation. Her father is a famous and fascinating novelist; her older brother, though mentally handicapped, possesses an almost magical gift for musical composition. The lives of both father and son revolve around their work and each other, and her mother's life is devoted to the care of them both. She and her younger brother find themselves emotionally on the outside of this oddly constructed nuclear family. But when her father leaves Japan to accept a visiting professorship from a distinguished American university, Ma-Chan finds herself suddenly the head of the household and the center of family relationships that she must begin to redefine.
Reviews: 7
Kenzaburo Oe is easily one of my favorite writers. This book is probably the most sentimental and tender that I've read by him. For something brutal read, "The Silent Cry."

I thought the amazon editorial review summed up the book well enough without spoiling anything. It's kind of shocking how well Oe pulls off the narrative voice for, "Machan." As a fan of Oe's work I wanted to say that out of the several books I've read by him this is easily one of his best. I think it's his most accessible too so this would be great for both fans and newcomers alike. Although this book gives a lot of attention to the "handicapped son" as with quite a few of his novels, Machan is certainly the main character. Their relationship in this book is touching and inspirational. Highly recommended.
Though dark, and often-times bleak, this story carried me along because of the beautiful writing. I could see the cramped house that this family, each in their own way, tried to escape. A story very close to the bone. The ending was a cracker.
I am not one to write reviews. Normally I leave this to other readers and tend to just enjoy the book without spoiling it in any way for other readers. Books should be your own discovery.
'A Quiet LIfe' is a good book by Kenzaburo Oe and quite in line with the others he was written about his idiot, but (musically) capable, son. Like another reviewer here I had some problems with truly believing it was voiced by Ma-chan, Oe's daughter, because it's still clearly Oe doing the talking. Even when talking about himself. But all in all it's a very good Oe book, if not the best starting point.
However, beware of buying the kindle edition. Besides randomly inserted points within sentences, words are often misspelled. In more than one instance there's the word 'me' instead of 'he' and the other way around as well. Sometimes it says 'me' instead of 'I'. At one point Christmas is spelled as Christinas. And the list goes on and on.
So in a nutshell: good book, but a disturbingly faulty and unedited translation/kindle edition.
A brilliant depiction of lower middle-class home life in post-war Britain. The cramped, frustrating house, the self-centered, self-deluding members of this family of four are portrayed with wicked, unsentimental precision. Real life is like this; arbitrary, inconsequent, quietly tragic.
Yes, a very very quiet life. Set in post WW II England. Interesting, well written but not a lot happening. Worth reading, I guess just for the exposure to the genre.
Found this book confusing.
Simply put, to open this novel is to enter a world of doubt and self doubt where singularity and mundanity co-exist easily.

Ma-Chan a young woman of 20 is our narrator in this slim novel. While Ma-Chan's older brother has a handicap, he has a recognised gift for musical composition. Ma-Chan's younger brother is cramming for his examinations. Ma-Chan's mother's life revolves around caring for her oldest son and supporting her husband who is a famous novelist. Ma-Chan's father accepts a visiting professorship in America and his wife accompanies him. This sudden change to the dynamics of the family finds Ma-Chan accepting new responsibility and each one of the siblings finding different dimensions to their lives. The narration covers a period of 6 or 7 months. Sparse, well chosen prose brings this novel to life.

This is a novel which invites the reader to think: to look beyond the obvious and to accept that perspectives are relative. To do all of this so beautifully within 240 pages is a precious gift indeed.

I have not previously read any work by Kenzaburo Oe: a situation I will now address thanks to the recommendations of an Amazon friend. I understand that there are echoes of Kenzaburo's own life in this novel and I hope that the thread of hope and the blossoming of these characters is a reflection of that.

Jennifer Cameron-Smith
The book has a slow start and proceeds at a similar pace for most of its length. As the title suggests the lives of the two principal characters are quiet and have little impact on the world beyond their family. One of the six chapters is devoted to an analysis of a Russian art house movie. A French novelist with fascist leanings is discussed at similar length - and in sympathetic terms!
This description might sound dull, but for readers not put off by the paragraph above, this is a great novel, a stroll through the mind of one of the best novelists of the latter half of the twentieth century. The self-effacing narrator Ma-Chan and her handicapped musician brother Eeeyore are the main focus for the book's little dramas, but we learn as much, perhaps more, about the absent father (presumably a thinly disguised portrait of the Oe) - and many readers may feel that he is the principal character, albeit one who is observed from afar.
The meditations on Celine and Tarkovsky do not slow the book down: they are intriguing and drove me straight to the nearest bookshop selling the neglected French writer. The diversions to the family's home village; Ma-Chan's introspection and Eeeyore's piano lessons at the home of the Shigetos are all beautifully rendered by Oe. There are echoes of Shusaku Endo's novels and the gentle poetic films of Ozu. The villian is too crudely sketched, but this one of the few weaknesses in a great novel.