AUTHORMinear, Richard H., Ed.
TITLEHiroshima: Three Witnesses
PUBLISHERPrinceton University Press
CITYPrinceton, NJ

This collection of poetry and short fiction by three famous Japanese writers conceptualizes the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in human, rather than statistical or scientific, terms. The authors all experienced the bombing of August 6, 1945. Their accounts are semi-fictional, drawing on their first-hand knowledge. Entries include: "Summer Flowers" by Hara Tamiki, "City of Corpses" by Ota Yoko, and "Poems of the Atomic Bomb" by Toge Sankichi. Included as well are reproductions of paintings by Maruki Iri and Maruki Toshi. The editor, who also translated the works, provides an introduction to the life and work of each artist. An appendix presents a guide to names and places.

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