DTL- Literary Lectures: Kenzaburo Oe

Event Type: DTL Adults: Classes/Lectures/Workshops
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 5/16/2018
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 2:30 PM
 Literary Iconoclasts
Kenzaburo Oe - Contemporary Japanese writer and Nobel Prize Winner
Nobel Prize winner Kenzaburo Oe comes from a tiny Japanese hamlet where storytelling was a prominent tradition; he also learned the national mythology of Japan when he went to school. At university, he studied French literature and was impressed by the grotesque imagery of Rabelais. Later, his son's mental disability profoundly affected Oe's thinking. All these influences combine with Oe's interest in democracy, humanism, and multiculturalism in the stories and imagery of his fiction. His writing often focuses on the effects of war and modernization on young people. Oe received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1994 and the Akutagawa Prize in 1958. He was also nominated for the Man Booker International Prize in 2005. His body of work includes Death by Water, Changeling, and Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age! -Novelist

Join Neil Schulhoff in a lively discussion of this literary iconoclast.
Library: Downtown Library Boca Raton
Location: DTL Heimberg Business Mtg Room
Registration Ends: 5/16/2018 at 1:00 PM
Contact: Program Services
Presenter: Neil Schulhoff
Status: Closed

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