Masuji Ibuse (井伏 鱒二) was a Japanese Waseda University, Ibuse was greatly influenced by the works of Shakespeare and Basho; he was also an a. Editorial Reviews. Review. “This painful and very beautiful book gives two powerful : Black Rain (Japan’s Modern Writers) eBook: Masuji Ibuse. : Black Rain (Japan’s Modern Writers) (): Masuji Ibuse, John Bester: Books.

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Many parts of the book were relatable since Lebanon has had its share of horrors and ‘new bombs’ were tried on us. It’s hard to read. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Both books are based on interviews with J What’s scariest to me is how long ago this seems, because I feel like we might have forgotten what it was like. P Snow is on the cover of my edition saying that it’s “A major work of art,” which is nice to see.

Avrei gettato il mio bagaglio nel fiume. There are those who condemn the dropping of the bomb August 5, Sold by: View all 9 comments. Shigamatsu, who was in Hiroshima during the bombing, suffers from a mild case of radiation sickness several years after the bomb.

View all 4 comments. Product details File Size: One person found this helpful. For me the end is hopelessness. Can These Be Combined? Back in the very late 60s and very early 70s I read two books that left indelible scars on my vision of the world; John Hersey’s “Hiroshima”, with its haunting visions of the nightmare, and Robert Jay Lifton’s “Death in Life”.


We know the horror. I don’t want them to hide it, not the weirdness or whichever direction it is gonna twist past or future.

Refresh and try again. Feb 21, Parastoo. It starts with a young woman called Yasuko, who has trouble finding a suitor because of the circulating rumors that she was affected by the bombing radiation. The story’s main characters are Shigematsu Shizuma a manager at a clothing manufacturing planthis niece Yasuko, and wife Shigeko. Neice Yasuko cannot find a husband because of rumors that she has the sickness. It’s more than that insights into the overhead, undergrowth, underbelly, kangaroos pouch of death, misery, upheavel, endings, beginnings.


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One scholar bent himself into doing everything for everyone else in a desperate attempt to stave off betrayal his wife had been turned in for being friendly with Americans. The sound of its whistle cheered me immensely.

One simply cannot gets one’s mind around such suffering. The dropping of the bomb? Japan was, after all, a defeated power was she not? Top Reviews Ibuuse recent Top Reviews.

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The number killed varies but a mid-range estimate is well overwithin 24 hours of the air raid. I fished a lot as a little girl in Alabama. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. In its simplicity it reveals the dilemmas, tragedy, social norms and fears of Japanese society.

After all, there were many atrocities committed by the Japanese military, particularly the horrendous medical experiments that rivaled what had been undertaken in Nazi Germany. Shizuma is a person that is intrigued by many things and likes to see what reaction people have from any action. Why had they been absent from the diary?


The title has a lot to do with the book raiin the title is how the whole thing started, with Mr. But it’s not hard to imagine that at the end, it could be triggered by a human mistake. Much of the beauty is in the glimpses of the agrarian and community life, in the love of family, and some of it is in simple, stunning imagery.

These places are described in so much detail that it does not take very much imagination to see what is going on kbuse what he is seeing. Paperbackpages.

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Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. It interweaves the ordinary lives of farming people with that extraordinary event, the bombing of Hiroshima.

Why Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Another time he feels it was all stupid. I couldn’t remember why I had marked off this passage for myself. The answer is both sides. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article about a World War II novel is a stub. Scenes from “Inferno” imagined by Dante who often fell back on his own memories to describe horror and the nightmare reoccur here Scenes one could not imagine were it not for that nightmare reality; bodies washed up on the riverbank, a babe tries to suckle at the breast of a partly-burnt corpse

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