The Library will be CLOSED Sunday, Monday & Tuesday December 24, 25 & 26, 2017 for Christmas. | La Biblioteca estará CERRADA el domingo, lunes y martes 24, 25 y 26 de diciembre de 2017 para la Navidad.
The title piece in this collection reveals its importance to Ôe's identity as a writer. Prize Stock, winner of the Akutagawa Prize, is about the relationship between a Japanese flier and captured black American flier during World War II. Aghwee the Sky Monster is about a young man's first job. The Day He Himself Shall Wipe My Tears Away is an unsparing parody of Yukio Mishima's terrorism and suicide.