Books Kenzaburo Oe Books by Kenzaburo Oe Kenzaburo Oe has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Kenzaburo Oe Book Reviews 'Death By Water' Will Pull You Under October 7, 2015 Kenzaburo Oe's new novel is a literary mystery in no rush for a solution. It follows an aging novelist, a stand-in for Oe himself, who returns home in search of clues to his father's drowning. Three Books... The Knives Come Out: Three Books About Betrayal March 12, 2012 The Ides of March — that infamous day that saw the death of Julius Caesar — are nearly upon us. And to commemorate it, author Myla Goldberg recommends three tales of back-stabbing. Have a favorite story of disloyalty? Tell us in the comments. The Knives Come Out: Three Books About Betrayal Listen · 3:58 3:58 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/144787125/148477944" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript You Must Read This Admiring Oe's Talent for Discomfort August 3, 2006 Victor Lavalle, the author of slapboxing with jesus, says Kenzaburo Oe's novella "Prize Stock" explores themes of racism and brutality while avoiding simplistic escapes: "It's not a story about right or wrong, democracy versus anarchy, and you can't pick out the good guys."