The Silent Cry - SIGNED - Kenzaburo Oe 1974 - Kodansha, Tokyo - First Edition in English Signed by the author in English and Japanese on the title page. Kenzaburo Oe was awarded the 1994 Nobel Prize in Literature.

‘A formidable scholar and intellectual whose novels express the moral soul-searching of postwar Japan.’ –
The Boston Globe.

‘A major feat of the imagination.’ –
The Times.

‘Though thoroughly Japanese, Oe, in the range of hope and despair he covers, seems to me to have in him a touch of Dostoevsky.’ -- Henry Miller
  ‘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. Powerful and daring, The Silent Cry is a thoroughly compelling classic of world literature.’

Kenzaburo Oe was born in 1935 in a village in Shikoku, an island off the southwest coast of mainland Japan. After studying French literature at Tokyo University, he won his first literary award-the coveted Akutagawa Prize-for a short story, "The Catch." A writer committed to both literary and humanitarian causes, his output has included (in English) A Personal Matter, The Silent Cry, Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness, The Pinch Runner Memorandum, and Nip the Buds, Kill the Kids. These and other works of his have been widely translated, not only in Europe and Russia but in several Asian countries.

pp. [4] v [1] 274. In publisher’s black cloth, spine titled in silver, japanese woven paper endpapers. Dust jacket priced ‘$10.00’ to upper corner of front flap.
  Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket with slight wear to corners.   Ref: 108033   Price: HK$ 3,800