Kenzaburo Oe

Kenzaburo Oe

Born: January 31, 1935

Nationality: Japanese

Occupation: Writer, novelist, essayist

Biography: Kenzaburō Ōe is a Japanese author and a major figure in contemporary Japanese literature. His works, 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.

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