White Flash, Black Rain: Women of Japan Relive the Bomb

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The voices in this powerful collection of poetry and prose refute the assumption that the devastation unleashed on Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended with the war. Their words echo the refrain that the ravages of war live on in the body and soul, in victim and victor.

The voices in this powerful collection of poetry and prose refute the assumption that the devastation unleashed on Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended with the war. Their words ...

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Overview


The voices in this powerful collection of poetry and prose refute the assumption that the devastation unleashed on Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended with the war. Their words echo the refrain that the ravages of war live on in the body and soul, in victim and victor.

The voices in this powerful collection of poetry and prose refute the assumption that the devastation unleashed on Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended with the war. Their words echo the refrain that the ravages of war live on in the body and soul, in victim and victor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571314024
  • Publisher: Milkweed Editions
  • Publication date: 6/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 104
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Haiku 1
Tanka 2
The Sky 3
A Child Remembers 7
The Second Room: Chonum yogie issumnida, I am here 10
White Nagasaki 13
Talking to Myself 14
Bikini, Be with Hiroshima and Nagasaki 16
Tanka 18
Tanka 19
For the Dead of August 20
Haiku 22
Haiku 23
Sachiko-san, Who Died in the Atomic Bombing 24
Evening Primroses 26
Tanka 28
A City in Camouflage 29
The Stairs to Heaven 30
Hiroshima no Pika 31
To the People Who Make A-Bombs 36
Fish Talk 39
Untitled Childhood Recollection 40
Haiku 42
I Witness Hiroshima 43
Bright, Vivid, and Creative: The Women's Peace Movement in Hiroshima and the Delta Women's Group 45
Continuous Prayers # 15 49
Continuous Prayers # 20 51
Continuous Prayers # 24 53
Continuous Prayers # 29 56
Tanka 58
Tanka 59
Requiem for a Korean Girl 60
Hiroshima Being Questioned 63
The National Responsibility for War and the Victims of Nuclear Radiation 64
The War Experience and Literature 65
Haiku 69
Haiku 70
We Must Doubt as well as Trust 71
When We Say "Hiroshima" 76
Flag 77
The A-Bomb Disease I Didn't Know 79
Tanka 86
Tanka 87
Let Us Not Forget Hiroshima/Auschwitz 88
Miyamaodamaki: Fan Columbine 89
Haiku 96
The Entrance to the Future 97
Selected Author Biographies
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