Kenzaburō Ōe

1935 - Today

Kenzaburō Ōe

Kenzaburō Ōe (大江 健三郎, Ōe Kenzaburō, born 31 January 1935) is a Japanese writer and a major figure in contemporary Japanese literature. His novels, short stories and essays, strongly influenced by French and American literature and literary theory, deal with political, social and philosophical issues, including nuclear weapons, nuclear power, social non-conformism, and existentialism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kenzaburō Ōe has received more than 452,502 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 324th most popular writer.

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  • 450k

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  • 68.65

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 80

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.19

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

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Among writers, Kenzaburō Ōe ranks 322 out of 4,883Before him are Jordanes, W. B. Yeats, Cassiodorus, Guillaume de Machaut, Karl May, and Alejandro Jodorowsky. After him are Françoise Sagan, Gerhart Hauptmann, Elena Ferrante, Anne Brontë, Paul Celan, and Nadine Gordimer.

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Among people born in 1935, Kenzaburō Ōe ranks 14Before him are Mahmoud Abbas, Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, Hussein of Jordan, Julie Andrews, Arvo Pärt, and Donald Sutherland. After him are Françoise Sagan, Bibi Andersson, Luis Suárez, Erich von Däniken, Edward Said, and Theo Angelopoulos.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Kenzaburō Ōe ranks 27 out of 3,113Before him are Emperor Taishō (1879), Hideki Tojo (1884), Osamu Tezuka (1928), Hattori Hanzō (1542), Himiko (175), and Gichin Funakoshi (1868). After him are Morihei Ueshiba (1883), Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159), Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894), Lee Myung-bak (1941), Saigō Takamori (1828), and Olivia de Havilland (1916).

Among WRITERS In Japan

Among writers born in Japan, Kenzaburō Ōe ranks 7Before him are Matsuo Bashō (1644), Miyamoto Musashi (1584), Murasaki Shikibu (973), Haruki Murakami (1949), Yukio Mishima (1925), and Yasunari Kawabata (1899). After him are Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892), Osamu Dazai (1909), Natsume Sōseki (1867), Kazuo Ishiguro (1954), Sei Shōnagon (966), and Kōbō Abe (1924).

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