Bring fact-checked results to the top of your browser search. Modern literature Even after the arrival of Commodore Matthew C. Navy fleet in and the gradual opening of the country to the West and its influence, there was at first little noticeable effect on Japanese literature. The long closure of the country and the general sameness of Tokugawa society for decades at a time seemed to have atrophied the imaginations of the gesaku writers.
In my case, my neighbor as well has a bomb. I am attempting a diplomatic solution to our problem seeing that common sense and decency does not prevail here in my apartment community.
The gall of some people. In the notes section of my favorite philosophical book [b: Alphonso Lingis Alphonso Lingis https: Professor Lingis suggested the book as important reading. Has everything to do with his subject of death which has become, because of the atomic bomb, something that comes for us in a much different manner than nature, which actually profanes and robs us of the so-called natural death experience.
Black Rain is not a new book. Written in by Japanese author Ibuse Masuji it tells the story of a neighborhood of families that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima by the USA.
The novel specifically follows the story of Shizuma Shigematsu and his wife, Shigeko who are guardians of their niece, Yasuko and are charged with finding her a husband. Not an easy thing to do in the aftermath of radioactive rage.
Health concerns pose grave difficulties in making a perfect match. The novel focuses on the human perspective of the suffering generated from this bombing instead of making a bigger deal in a political and more judgmental context.
The feeling transcribed is the plight of the survivors struggling with discrimination and social isolation due to radiation poisoning. Details in the journal describe the burns, the drawn-out deaths, and burials of the early victims, and make for difficult reading at times. I was interested in reading about the days following the bombing, but after about three days worth of the the linear story being reported it became a bore.
Not that I am insensitive to what happened, I am not. I think the bombings were terrible. So many innocent people burned, disfigured, murdered, diseased, their lives ruined forever by this ultimate act of aggression. Some would argue that the bombings saved millions of lives in the long run.
I wanted more story about the niece who could not find a husband. I was beginning to like Yasuko from the very beginning of the book until the author veered away from his most interesting subject of all.
I am sure the novel takes us back into that story at some point but half way through it I had to quit. Adding to my discomfort is our new neighbor in the apartment next to ours who is a heavy smoker, and I am dealing with my own nuclear fallout and air pollution. I am, in fact, being bombed. For obvious reasons I suggested my wife speak to the nice neighbor about his smoking, so she did so a week ago.
She said he was a nice young man, he promised to try to contain the smoke, and she offered the novel idea of "why not open a window?
Sometimes with air raid warnings and sometimes not. It got to the point that when my wife heard the young sous chef come home from work around 10 PM she would go into a mini panic as she knew his chain smoking would begin in earnest. I began to suffer as well because my wife was no longer with me in the bedroom, I no longer nightly felt her naked flesh pressed to mine, so I took matters into my own hands.
I wrote him a letter. Dear Neighbor, I am asking you to refrain from smoking in your apartment if you cannot prevent your second-hand smoke from entering our apartment. My wife is highly sensitive to smoke and she did not sleep again. Second-hand smoke is dangerous and is documented to be hazardous to our health.
My wife and I both smoked many years ago and we know about the addiction and how smokers really do not have any idea about how irritating their smoke and smells are.
But not only do we need our sleep in order to function in the world, we need to feel our air in our home is not dangerous to breathe. The good news for you is we are moving out around the first week of March.
From that time forward you can smoke your brains out with no complaint from me, though I do wish you would stop for the sake of your own health. In the meantime, please stop, and if you cannot stop then smoke in your bathroom with the window open. Your smoke finds it way through the old holes in this place, the pipe and cable entries, and even the ceiling joists.
I have not complained yet to the management, but I will if you do not oblige our request. Please respect our need for safe air and refrain from smoking for three weeks.Black Rain. By. Masuji Ibuse () Introductory Comments.
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Reflections on Masuji Ibuse’s Black Rain and Hiroshima Peace Park. This time, I picked out Black Rain by Masuji Ibuse. For those who haven’t read the novel, Black Rain is a fictional story published in (published serially before its compellation as a novel) about a family who survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6.
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