Review: HIROSHIMA NOTES by Kenzaburo Oe

Mel U from The Reading Life recently review Hiroshima Notes by Kenzaburo Oe for the WWII reading challenge.  Here’s an excerpt from his review:

Hiroshima Notes by Kenzaburo Oe (trans. from Japanese by David Swain and Toshi Yenezawa, 1965 and translation 1981, 192 pages) is a collection of essays Oe published after making several visits to Hiroshima in 1965 to attend observations for the 20th anniversary of the dropping of the Atomic Bomb August 6, 1945.    It also includes a useful introduction by David Swain and two prefaces by Oe.

Hiroshima Notes is a deeply wise book by a man who has thought long and hard on topics most would prefer to move on from.   It is far from a bitter work.

Read the full review here.

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