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.

Author: Dakus Zologar
Country: Greece
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Relationship
Published (Last): 17 September 2017
Pages: 185
PDF File Size: 8.22 Mb
ePub File Size: 20.25 Mb
ISBN: 497-2-15774-595-6
Downloads: 77359
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Mikasar

The musings over the fear and hunger, like a kind of mental spark You can help by adding to it. The book reveals the determination, even within the vacuum of Hiroshima, with that gloopy roiling mushroom cloud expanding overhead, that surrender did not enter the mind. Along the way other persons’ diaries or recollections are interspersed to form a chronological picture of the days before and after the bomb.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. One person found this helpful. Why did this happen? Shizuma starts to get into writing his own diary of what happened. The overall meaning of the novel is that war makes things hard for the people that have to stay at home and support their soldiers.

Masuji Ibuse’s Black Rain: Summary & Analysis

Lists with This Book. The internal turtle shell and external hells. Driven by the heat and trapped by the smoke, the had flung themselves face down in their suffering, only to be unable to rise again and to suffocate where they lay. To think that humankind has done this to each jasuji in the past, and knowing what happened, keeps the possibility for the future.


You’d think it’d be permeated with rage, but it’s not. Black Rain is Masuji Ibuse’s classic novel about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and the ensuing nuclear fallout. Which side is true? There are those who condemn the dropping of the bomb To view it, click here.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This Reddit thread goes off-topic almost immediately.

Views Read Edit View history. There was weird kinds of twistedness, too. Oct 16, J.

Scenes from “Inferno” imagined by Dante who often fell back on his own memories to describe horror and the nightmare reoccur here Ibuse began serializing Black Rain in ran magazine Shincho in January His novelistic values are rooted in Japanese tradition, depicting village lives with their unpretentious mix of customs, prejudices, and peculiarities; he smoothly contrasts humor with horror, ibuxe with hope.

These places are described in so much detail that it does not take very much imagination to see what is going on and what he is seeing.

Black rain : a novel / by Masuji Ibuse ; translated by John Bester – Details – Trove

August 13, — Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Open Preview See a Problem?

Oct 18, Alex rated it it was amazing Shelves: The radiation sickness is one of the main causes of concern throughout the story. The number killed varies but a mid-range estimate is well overwithin 24 hours of the air raid. I don’t want them to hide it, not the weirdness or whichever direction it is gonna twist past or future. Shizuma made many remarks about how if the opposition would have only waited a while longer they would not have had to drop the bomb because the country was internally jbuse apart.


There was ibkse justice, no humanity, no anything in what happened. This is reflected in the novel; beauty and death and social order. These details ring incredibly true You’d think that after this massive thing like an atomic bomb people would remember how bad it was and feel bad for the people who had it?

The novel begins in the present day, approximately years after the bombing. This obviously makes it more difficult to answer. But Japan had recovered itself then; so why not now in the wake of the latest American invasion?

Unfortunately, rumors that Yasuko suffers from radiation sickness have consistently prevented her from making a good match.

Shizuma is trying to put forth.