A Personal Matter Summary
Kenzaburo Oe

Everything you need to understand or teach A Personal Matter by Kenzaburo Oe.

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A Personal Matter Summary

This "coming of age" novel set in the early 1960's tells the story of Bird, a young Japanese man facing both the imminent birth of his first child and what he believes to be the imminent loss of his dreams. As the novel chronicles his struggles to avoid the responsibilities that come with the child's difficult birth, it also explores themes relating to the nature of parent/child relationships in general...

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