Hiroshima Notes is a moving statement from Japan's most celebrated living writer on the meaning of the Hiroshima bombing and its terrible legacy. Kenzaburo Oe's account of the lives of the many victims of Hiroshima - the young, the old, women and children - and the valiant efforts of the doctors who care for them, both immediately after the atomic blast and in the years to come, reveals the horrific extent of the devastation wrought. In Hiroshima Notes, Oe offers a sensitive portrayal of the people of the city - the 'human face' in the midst of atomic destruction.
The lives Oe describes and his insights into the nature of human dignity are an indictment of the Nuclear Age as powerful as the ruins in the Hiroshima Peace Park.
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Review: Hiroshima NotesUser Review - Harrison - Goodreads
observations trite and too vague and abstract -- too much talk of the "morality" and "courage" of the victims which detracts from their concrete suffering. a lot of very flat writing about political ... Read full review
Review: Hiroshima NotesUser Review - Oliver - Goodreads
The best book so far I've read about Hiroshima. Stunning not by an ethnological viewpoint, but by its personal and poetic tonality. Touching by being concerned and worried, that's what I would call it. Read full review
Preface to the English Edition
ONE My First Journey to Hiroshima
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