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. (Black Rain ) The importance of the name of the bomb may seem ineffectual, but he seems to dwell on finding out what caused this type of destruction.

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And, despite the graphic description This was a very difficult book for me to read The journal entries read very much like non-fiction and I believe the author made a lot of use of survivors’ real life diaries and documents what happened in such rani matter of fact and unsensationalised way that it becomes very poignant. Preview — Black Rain by Masuji Ibuse.

Ibuse measures his storytelling with understatement and elusiveness, but despite this deceptive muteness and almost emotionally leveled prose, the depiction of the effects of the aftermath on the survivors is acidic. Oct 18, Alex rated it it was amazing Shelves: In order to convince her latest suitor that she is not suffering radiation poisoning, he writes his account of the bombing and the effects he saw in others and in himself.

He not only chronicales the enormous death toll at the outset, but the suffering that then ensued for years afterwards. Thankfully, the author does not preach about the evils of what happened.


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Retrieved from ” https: Rather, Black Rain simply describes what it rxin like for a few of the survivors of Hiroshima. For anyone that enjoys history, or Japan and its culture, or literature in general, this is an excellent story that should be read.

This is a quietly terrifying book, one of the best anti-war novels ever written. If you were depended on would you help your community? Then we are truly doomed. Read archived reviews of Japanese classics at jtimes.

Shigematsu uses the diaries to try to prove that Yasuko is marriage-worthy, untainted by any blck fallout. He majored in French at Waseda University and joined the School of Fine Arts to pursue a serious interest in painting.

This should be a required reading, especially for anyone having any access to or any influence over the nuclear button. Here the paragraphs are broken by persistent and easily reworked comma breaks.

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View all 4 comments. The stigma of being at Hiroshima ruined their future.

Ibuse’s focus on Shigemura and his family focuses and shapes this account of massive suffering as he juxtaposes it with simple daily concerns and hopes. I got this book for a literature assignment, but I was able to choose which story I wanted to read and this one interested me the most.

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That does not diminish the power of the story, however, In the past, I have read of concerns from people who claim that many Mqsuji writings in the years since have been guilty of presenting an apologist version of the Japanese.

August 12, — Could it, in short, be fashioned into a work of art? Can you live your life after you survived hell? Aug 22, Rose rated it really liked it. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Nurses and aid workers were killed days after the blast.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The novel begins in the present day, approximately years after the bombing.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. What you really feel is how confused everyone was. One of the many reasons I lament my inability to read the original Japanese is that I hate to blame the wrong person Ibuse, John Bester, editor, etc. Black Rain is centered around the story of a young woman who was caught in the radioactive “black b,ack that fell after the bombing of Hiroshima.