Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids
Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids (Japanese: 芽むしり仔撃ち, Hepburn: Memushiri kouchi); also known as "Pluck the Bud and Destroy the Offspring") is a 1958 novel by Japanese author Kenzaburō Ōe. It is Ōe's first novel, written when he was 23 years old.
It was originally published in 1958. It was reprinted by Kodansha on 2 November 1994. An English translation was released in 1995 by Marion Boyars Publishers.
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