Kenzaburo Oe: Art and Healing

Kenzaburo Oe - Conversations with History

Kenzaburo Oe, Nobel laureate.


UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler in conversation with Kenzaburo Oe who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1994. Oe's art moves from the personal to the political, exploring how the individual, in confronting life's tragedies overcomes humiliation and shame to "get on with life," and in so doing, finds personal dignity and a renewed sense of his responsibility to his fellow man

KEYWORDS: Nobel Laureates, Japan, Healing. 

Kenzaburo Oe
Publication date: 
April 15, 1999
Publication type: 
Conversations with History