Hiroshima Notes

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Hiroshima Notes

By Kenzaburo Oe; Toshi Yonezawa (Translator); David L. Swain (Translator)

Grove Press, Paperback, 9780802134646, 192pp.

Publication Date: June 7, 1996

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.

About the Author
His prolific body of work has won almost every major international honor, including the 1989 Prix Europalia and the 1994 Nobel Prize for Literature.