The Crazy Iris and Other Stories of the Atomic Aftermath

The Crazy Iris and Other Stories of the Atomic Aftermath

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Baker & Taylor
An anthology of stories about Japan after the atom bomb is edited by an acclaimed writer and surveys Japan's best storytellers on the bomb's impact on the daily lives of peasants, artists, and children

Perseus Publishing
Edited by one of Japan’s leading and internationally acclaimed writers, this collection of short stories was compiled to mark the fortieth anniversary of the August 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Here some of Japan’s best and most representative writers chronicle and re-create the impact of this tragedy on the daily lives of peasants, city professionals, artists, children, and families. From the “crazy” iris that grows out of season to the artist who no longer paints in color, the simple details described in these superbly crafted stories testify to the enormity of change in Japanese life, as well as in the future of our civilization. Included are “The Crazy Iris” by Masuji Ibuse, “Summer Flower” by Tamiki Hara, “The Land of Heart’s Desire” by Tamiki Hara, “Human Ashes” by Katsuzo Oda, “Fireflies” by Yoka Ota, “The Colorless Paintings” by Ineko Sata, “The Empty Can” by Kyoko Hayashi, “The House of Hands” by Mitsuharu Inoue, and “The Rite” by Hiroko Takenishi.

Edited by one of Japan’s leading and internationally acclaimed writers, this collection of short stories was compiled to mark the fortieth anniversary of the August 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Here some of Japan’s best and most representative writers chronicle and re-create the impact of this tragedy on the daily lives of peasants, city professionals, artists, children, and families. From the ?crazy” iris that grows out of season to the artist who no longer paints in color, the simple details described in these superbly crafted stories testify to the enormity of change in Japanese life, as well as in the future of our civilization. Included are ?The Crazy Iris” by Masuji Ibuse, ?Summer Flower” by Tamiki Hara, ?The Land of Heart’s Desire” by Tamiki Hara, ?Human Ashes” by Katsuzo Oda, ?Fireflies” by Yoka Ota, ?The Colorless Paintings” by Ineko Sata, ?The Empty Can” by Kyoko Hayashi, ?The House of Hands” by Mitsuharu Inoue, and ?The Rite” by Hiroko Takenishi.


Publisher: Grove Press, 1985
ISBN: 9780802151841
0802151841
Characteristics: p. ; cm

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