The Silent Cry

This novel, translated by John Bester, was first published in Japan in 1967 and was awarded the Tanizaki Prize that year. This first English-language edition has a black dust jacket with orange spine lettering and a black-and-white cover illustration. Jacket is mostly clean, with only slight edgewear, price sticker on front cover; book itself is clean, tight and unmarked. 274 pages; approx. 6"x9".


  • THE SILENT CRY
  • Kenzaburo Oe
  • Kodansha International Ltd., 1974
  • First edition