Hiroshima notes

ISBN: 0714530077, 9780714530079
OCLC Number: 32549327
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
Author: Kenzaburo Oe
Translator: Toshi Yonezawa, David L. Swain
Language: en
Publisher: Marion Boyars, 1995; Grove Press, 1996
Publication Place: New York; New York
Japanese Copyright Year: 1965
English Publication Date: 1995
Abstract: 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.