Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Teach Us To Outgrow Our Madness - Kenzaburo Oe

After the lukewarm reaction to the previous book, I went looking for something I hoped would be different. Well, this choice was indeed different, but not necessarily an antidote for what ailed me. If that makes sense.

This book is really a collection of 4 short novella-type stories. Although there seems to be a connection between some of the characters in 3 of the stories, it might just be a feeling I have. The titular story deals with the same subject matter as A Personal Matter, which is not uncommon, as authors do explore similar themes. All in all this collection wasn't what I was in the mood for, so that's probably why it didn't connect with me the way I was hoping it would.

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