Hiroshima Notes is a powerful statement on the Hiroshima bombing and its terrible legacy by the 1994 Nobel laureate for literature. Oe's account of the lives of the many victims of Hiroshima and the valiant efforts of those who cared for them, both immediately after the atomic blast and in the years that follow, reveals the horrific extent of the devastation. It is a heartrending portrait of a ravaged city ? the ?human face” in the midst of nuclear destruction.
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Review: Hiroshima NotesUser Review - William - Goodreads
A very intense topic and it was a good reminder for me of how devastating nuclear weapons can be. I felt the writing style was a little too formal. It was almost like reading a text book or medical report. 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