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    Kenzaburō Ōe was a Japanese writer and a major figure in contemporary Japanese literature who was regarded as one of Japan’s leading contemporary novelists and the second Japanese person to win the Nobel Prize in literature. Ōe studied French Literature at Tokyo University under the direction of Professor Kazuo Watanabe who was a specialist on François Rabelais. In 1957 whilst still in school, he began publishing stories citing contemporary writing in France and the United States as his influenc...  more