Since the publication of his first novel in 1997, Hoshino has won multiple major awards, culminating in the 2011 Oe Kenzaburo
Literary Award for Ore Ore (2010).
It is to the credit of both the author's superb linguistic skills and the breadth and depth of her knowledge of contemporary Taiwanese and Japanese literary production that a seemingly random choice of diverse writers, from Oe Kenzaburo
to Murakami, Bai Xiangyong, and Huang Chunming, writers not only divided by nationality and language, but exhibiting vast differences in age, political orientation, literary approach, and narrative style, all come together in a cohesive, cogent whole.
Shiga has not received the same attention as his contemporaries Akutagawa Ryunosuke and Tanizaki Jun'ichiro - although Shiga lived thirty-four years longer, his last and most important writing was the one novel-length work, A Dark Night's Passing (An'ya koro) in 1937 - let alone more recent figures such as Nobel laureates Kawabata Yasunari and Oe Kenzaburo
as well as Mishima Yukio.
When the novelist Oe Kenzaburo
was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in October 1994, all Japan celebrated.
For Japan, since the Meiji Restoration in 1868, has produced a succession of great novelists and other writers: a succession that continues to this day in the shape of such luminaries as Oe Kenzaburo
(already a Nobel nominee for several years running) and Endo Shusaku.
It is only toward Miyamoto Yuriko and Oe Kenzaburo
that Miyoshi displays unfettered enthusiasm.
Modifying the imperial institution has been proposed by the novelist Oe Kenzaburo
and others whose feeling for humanity allows a wider notion of what it is to be Japanese.
Japan) identifies not a literary, but a literal influence between American novelist William Faulkner (1897-1962) and Japanese novelist Oe Kenzaburo
Certainly the Puterbaugh Conferences on World Literature, sponsored by WLT and the University of Oklahoma's Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics and the Department of English, have brought to our campus its fair share of great authors, including such "living classics" as Yves Bonnefoy (France), Edouard Glissant (Martinique), and Nelida Pinon (Brazil), as well as Nobel laureates Octavio Paz (Mexico), Czestaw Milosz (Poland), Oe Kenzaburo
(Japan), and J.
Novelists Oe Kenzaburo
and Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day) discuss the problems of presenting a Japanese public discourse to a world where stereotypical Japan makes for a rigid image of the country of 127 million people.
Past Puterbaugh fellows have included Jorge Luis Borges (Argentina), Maryse Conde (Guadeloupe) Czestaw Milosz (Poland), and Oe Kenzaburo
His engaging prose and subtly complex texts place him well within the pantheon of outstanding authors who previously participated in this distinguished series, including Jorge Guillen (Spain), Jorge Luis Borges (Argentina), Octavio Paz (Mexico), Czestaw Milosz (Poland), and Oe Kenzaburo