AUTHORLifton, Robert J.
TITLEDeath in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima
PUBLISHERRandom House, Inc.
CITYNew York, NY

Written by a psychiatrist who spent six months interviewing survivors of the atomic bomb, this book details the psychological consequences born by the citizens of Hiroshima after the 1945 atomic attack. The author tries to capture the powerful impact that the bombing had on the Japanese and how that experience has been transmitted historically and psychologically. He also discusses artistic expressions of the results of the bombing. Throughout the book the author uses the Japanese term hibakusha (those who experienced the bomb) instead of seizonsha (survivor) because of an overwhelming sense of guilt among the Japanese in being referred to as survivors and having lived through such a devastating event.

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