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Book Information: Silent Cry, the

Silent Cry, the (1967) [Novel]
by Kenzaburo Oe Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

The Silent Cry traces the uneasy relationship between two brothers who return to their ancestral home, a village in densely forested western Japan. While one brother tries to sort out the after-effects of a friend's suicide and the birth of a retarded son, the other embarks on a quixotic mission to incite an uprising among the local youth. Oe's description of this brother's messianic struggle to save a disintegrating local culture and economy from the depredations of a Korean wheeler-dealer called "The Emperor of the Supermarkets" is as chillingly pertinent today as it was when first published in 1967.

Original title: 万延元年のフットボール (Man'en gan'nen no futtobōru) [Football in the First Year of Man'en]
Original languages: Japanese


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Silent Cry, the

Silent Cry, the (1967)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: John Bester
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Silent Cry, the (1974)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Kodansha International
ISBN: 4770019653
Pages: 274

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