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Don't start reading w/ wipe away my tears. The other stories are more accessible & will make it easier to comprehend wipe away my tears.Published 8 months ago by Jim W.
Kenzaburo Oe is a difficoult author to recommend. He confronts you with thoughts, images and situations which you would rather not know. He is extremely personal. Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by Margareta Boege
Funny, sad, elegant, brilliant! I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in literature. Read it, you won't be disappointed.Published on October 15, 2012 by John
I read two of these four novellas before I finally became so disgusted that I could not continue. I am no prude, but the author seems inordinately concerned with describing... Read morePublished on April 12, 2010 by huckfinn
If you are a fan of Japanese literature or post-modern American lit or the Russian writers or just about anybody for that matter, you will love Oe. Introspective. Read morePublished on December 6, 2009 by Marilyn Smith
Oe's giant stature as a writer is demonstrated here more than in any other of his books. All these stories are wonderful, but "The Day He Himself Shall Wipe My Tears Away" is one... Read morePublished on May 19, 2008 by L. E Johnson
The longest stories ever... But they were alright, I found them more interesting to talk about than to actually read...Published on January 8, 2007 by Caseadilla
I adore this book... I read it all at once, woke up my parents in the middle of the night talking about its descriptions of the sky, talked about it at my college interviews,... Read morePublished on August 11, 2004 by reader
If you haven't bought this book, then you should get it now. Kenzaburo Oe is one of the few left wing writers in Japan who has made a great impact world wide. Read morePublished on September 3, 2001