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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HIROSHIMA NOTESUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Reissued with a new introduction by the author for the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Nobel Prize winner Oe's 19635 ruminations on the Atomic Age are still timely. This ... Read full review
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