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Very Good. 5th printing; ix, 214 p. 21 cm.; ISBN: 0394171411; 9780394171418 LCCN: 68-22007; LC: PZ4. O287; PL858 E11; OCLC: 442252; pictorial paper wrappers; "Oe's most important novel, A Personal Matter, has been called by The New York Times "close to a perfect novel." In A Personal Matter, Oe has chosen a difficult, complex though universal subject: how does one face and react to the birth of an abnormal child? Bird, the protagonist, is a young man of 27 with antisocial tendencies who more than once in his life, when confronted with a critical problem, has "cast himself adrift on a sea of whiskey like a besotted Robinson Crusoe." But he has never faced a crisis as personal or grave as the prospect of life imprisonment in the cage of his newborn infant-monster. Should he keep it? Dare he kill it? Before he makes his final decision, Bird's entire past seems to rise up before him, revealing itself to be a nightmare of self-deceit. The relentless honesty with which Oe portrays his hero--or antihero--makes Bird one of the most unforgettable characters in recent fiction."; store stamps; else VG.
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