Publisher description for Hiroshima notes / Kenzaburo Oe ; translated by David L. Swain and Toshi Yonezawa.


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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.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945.
Atomic bomb victims -- Japan -- Hiroshima-shi.
Atomic bomb -- Japan -- Physiological effect.