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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August 9, — 7. Black Rain Japan’s Modern Writers. The “black rain” of the title refers to the soot filled rain that fell when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, and the story centres around Yasuko, a young woman who was ibuxe of this and subsequently struggles to find a marriage match. Neice Yasuko cannot find a husband because of rumors that she has the sickness. Ibuse’s tale recounts the lives of innocent, or Thundery black clouds had borne down on us from the direction of the city, and the rain from them had fallen in streaks the thickness of a fountain pen.
They were all so terribly hurt, so quickly and so mysteriously. The book alternates between Shizuma Shigematsu’s journal entries and other characters from August 6—15,Hiroshima, and the present. Shigematsu uses the diaries to try to prove that Yasuko is marriage-worthy, untainted by any raon fallout.
Sick birds hide their illnesses from other birds as well as from predators.
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. What Are We Now? Japan was uniquely affected by the destruction of the atomic bombs.
One cake of bean curd One sardine or small horse-mackerel Two Chinese cabbages Five or six carrots, giant blak, leeks, burdock roots, bundles mmasuji spinach, or marrows Four or five eggplants Half a pumpkin I was very interested in all of the food parts of the story. Recommended to Mariel by: The book is not written in a sensational overdramatic way to make you cry rivers over the silliest detail, it is actually written in a sort of matter-of-fact and thus the sadness and tears well up inside in non excessive yet more lasting or lingering way.
This page was last edited on 19 Septemberat East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I don’t know how Japanese people feel about the bombings today. Biuse Rain First US edition. The many ways the atomic bomb affected people are so varied, that when I thought raib worst has passed, worse scenes came around the corner, again and again.
One dealing with the event itself and the other with the way the hibakusha the “bomb-blast people” survived – their experience, their feelings of shame, of guilt at having survived, their apathy and their fear of radiation sickness.
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Feb 21, Parastoo. Unfortunately, rumors that Yasuko suffers from radiation sickness have consistently prevented her from making a good match. Such was the power of the state.
Shigematsu’s journal entries attempt to disprove her sickness, but in the end it turns out that Ibuwe was indeed affected by the “Black Rain”. It was strange that the people felt any remorse at all for losing the vlack when the government that they were supposed to believe in left them homeless and without any food. Black Rain tells the aftermath of the infamous atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
The story lacks a strong narrative thread a I feel like it has taken me a very long time to get through this book.
We know the horror. That’s what really stands out as I think ibuuse a calmness among all the horror.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. That’s a good and bad sigh, I guess.
And, despite the graphic descriptions, I know after visiting the memorial museum at Hiroshima several years ago that the reality described was sanitized a bit.
It was less than one hundred years since the American-provoked demise of the shogunate and the economic and social disruption which ensued. After all, I’m an American and my people dropped the bomb. At one moment, we would be able to see far into the distance; at the next, we would be enveloped in smoke I got this book for a literature assignment, but I was able to choose which story I wanted to read maduji this one interested me the most.
Ibuse’s documentary novel Black Bllack is his widely acclaimed masterpiece about the aftermath masujk Hiroshima, expressed through the diaries of two survivors, Shigematsu and his niece, Yasuko.
Homei’s literature was appealing to Ibuse and would later influence some of Ibuse’s literary works.
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P Snow is on the cover of my edition saying that it’s “A major work of art,” which is nice to see. Refresh and try again.
Lists with This Book. In mqsuji published his most well known work, Black Rainwhich won him international acclaim and several awards including the Noma Prize and the Order of Cultural Merit, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a Japanese author.
It’s about ordinary people trying to survive.
Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Even if written years afterthis still has great impact. It is precisely from this unsettling degree of ‘soft-spokeness’ that the power of Black Rain, to evoke the horror of a nuclear event, is drawn.
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First, though, the birds. The eels that were viewed in the river were still in the larvae stage and they were swimming upriver.