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The horrors of the war are brought painfully to life and each young woman uestions her own stand Who is patriotic What are the rules of war when it is in your front yard Shizuko Go herself a survivor of the bombing of Yokohama has written a devastating and important novel For great reviews of books for girls check out Let's Hear It for the Girls 375 Great Books for Readers 2 14 From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Holly Smi. A devastating picture of the horrors suffered by Japanese civilans in the closing years of WW2 mediated through the relationship between two teenage girls

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R the hour of their death was near as they well knew Everyone close to Setsuko is dead as a result of the war yet she believes in the war unuestioningly and writes letters to soldiers on the front urging them to fight to the finish Naomi's father is imprisoned because of his anti war beliefs and she struggles to find justification for war Over the course of the novel through flashbacks that occur within sentences or paragraphs. Sometimes poignant but just as often melodramatic and for the most part dull I have to be honest even at a mere 122 pages it felt like a slog I usually dig the relentlessly grim but G s scattershot construction left me unable to feel much of anything for the characters The Burning The Haunting of Grey Hills knew Everyone close to Setsuko is dead as a result of the war yet she believes in the war unuestioningly and writes letters to soldiers on the front urging them to fight to the finish Naomi's father is imprisoned because of his anti war beliefs and she struggles to find justification for war Over the course of the novel through flashbacks that occur within sentences or paragraphs. Sometimes poignant but just as often melodramatic and for the most part dull I have to be honest even at a mere 122 pages it felt like a slog I usually dig the relentlessly grim but G s scattershot construction left me unable to feel much of anything for the characters

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The end of World War II in the city of Yokohama Japan is portrayed through the heartfelt conversations and letters of two young women Setsuko and Naomi classmates and friends living in a bombed out city sort through their individual beliefs two girls seventeen and fifteen at their next birthday and though their real lives had yet to begin they were talking like old folk lost in reminiscences Or perhaps this was their old age fo. Nowadays though she might write to her brother Take care of yourself but not Please fight for the country with all your might She had learned how hard her young heart must have been to have written that message over and over without a twinge of pain A few GR people have this marked down as Young Adult for whatever reason It s about as Young Adult as Grave of the Fireflies is a children s movie in that both happen to children and young adults and that s just the way it goes Those who sniff and sneer at the younger audiences of genres be grateful that these still fairly recent inventions of childhood and young adulthood didn t in your case incorporate all the trials and tribulations of firebombs and politics Death has no minimum age Consumption has no minimum age Ideological indoctrination via imperialism and the military industrial complex has no minimum age and if you can t tell whether I m speaking of Japan or my own country good Even this gun filled landscape of mine has its pockets where children viewed less as a target of mockery and as target practice but that s a story for another book They ll shout their slogans about its sacredness and a hundred million glorious deaths just as long as it s the common people whose lives are at stake but when it s their turn and the imperial system and the state itself the justification for all their actions come under threat then there s no reason for them to continue the war I keep coming back to World War II in reading because a things get published and b as time passes of the blanks continually erased by the dominant discourse are slowly but surely being filled in There s not many fundamental differences between what this author wrote and her own experiences as a young Japanese girl in the early middle of the twentieth century so if you want to uibble about textual condemnation of the Rape of Nanking you ve come to the wrong place This is war That means suicide instead of defeat the leeching of traitors sacrifice upon sacrifice upon sacrifice until pride outlives faith and survival is rendered nonsensical by being the only one left It does not often mean a socioeconomic evaluation of life and death on a global scale but here the author puts this to the forefront for which I am grateful Such a viewpoint makes the publication of this in English translation unsurprising but when the US has as much a penchant for the enshrinement of war criminals in the slightly different terms of city streets and dollar bills some ugly truths surface as a direct result of the stifling Well I thought America s not stingy with its bombs Don t read this if you re looking for a happy ending or a reason to hate Japanese people or a reason to hate women or a reason to hate Japanese women etc etc etc it s a semi epistolary novel between two Japanese girls on the cusp of respective adulthoods opposite sides of a nurturing dichotomy rendered null and void by military operations and various lists of casualties Give it to your kid if you like but only if you re prepared to tell the truth And people will still have to go on living after the war s over you know Gloom Town keep coming back to World War II in reading because a things get published and b as time passes of the blanks continually erased by the dominant discourse are slowly but surely being filled in There s not many fundamental differences between what this author wrote and her own experiences as a young Japanese girl in the early middle of the twentieth century so if you want to uibble about textual condemnation of the Rape of Nanking you ve come to the wrong place This is war That means suicide instead of defeat the leeching of traitors sacrifice upon sacrifice upon sacrifice until pride outlives faith and survival is rendered nonsensical by being the only one left It does not often mean a socioeconomic evaluation of life and death on a global scale but here the author puts this to the forefront for which I am grateful Such a viewpoint makes the publication of this in English translation unsurprising but when the US has as much a penchant for the enshrinement of war criminals in the slightly different terms of city streets and dollar bills some ugly truths surface as a direct result of the stifling Well I thought America s not stingy with its bombs Don t read this if you re looking for a happy ending or a reason to hate Japanese people or a reason to hate women or a reason to hate Japanese women etc etc etc it s a semi epistolary novel between two Japanese girls on the cusp of respective adulthoods opposite sides of a nurturing dichotomy rendered null and void by military operations and various lists of casualties Give it to your uinze dias kid if you like but only if you re prepared to tell the truth And people will still have to go on living after the war s over you Cheating for the Chicken Man know


10 thoughts on “れくいえむ

  1. says:

    Nowadays though she might write to her brother Take care of yourself but not Please fight for the country with all your might She had learned how hard her young heart must have been to have written that message over and over without a twinge of pain A few GR people have this marked down as Young Adult for whatever reason It's about as Youn

  2. says:

    Reuiem is a classic “I novel” in which the author’s own experiences are related in the third person via a fictional alter ego Shizuko Gô 1929 2014 was sixteen and suffering from tuberculosis when—uite by chance—she surviv

  3. says:

    Shizuko Go Reuiem Kodansha International 1973One of the review blurbs on the back of Reuiem calls it The Japanese counterpart of Anne Frank's diary Actually Reuiem is a much better book than The Diary of a Young Girl; Go does a fine job of weaving her main character's dying moments in with recollections of the last year of her life Go gives us no illusions from page one; her main character Setsumo Oizumi is lying in a b

  4. says:

    It's hard to read such a story But this was excellent in it's writing structure and deployment of the scenes and plot Somehow Shizuko Go gave expression to what barely can be imagined but wasis the truth for human beings affected by

  5. says:

    A powerful and moving novel that deals with war patriotism and pacifism As relevant today as it was when it was first published

  6. says:

    Sometimes poignant but just as often melodramatic and for the most part dull I have to be honest even at a mere 122 pages it felt like a slog I usually dig the relentlessly grim but Gō's scattershot construction left me unable to feel much of anything for the characters

  7. says:

    A devastating picture of the horrors suffered by Japanese civilans in the closing years of WW2 mediated through the relationship between two tee

  8. says:

    This book was incredible it pulls at the strings of the heart and is truly soul wrenching It's amazingly beautiful and despairingly ugly at the same time All I wish is that I would've found this book soonerThe book

  9. says:

    I like the way the horrors of the American bombing spree are shown in the novel I also like how it gives space to Japanese voices who opposed the war and for this very reason were repressed by the imperial state The book offers an excellent account on how the Japanese ideological apparatus worked to impart chauvinist patriotism and fascist ethos among its population to support imperialist adventures abroad

  10. says:

    Good book that demonstrates the nationalism taught and ingrained into young Japanese school children Provides a narrative of a character against the war as well Insightful into the often forgot fire bombings of Japan during WWII by America that were devastating killing thousands Great commentary on war and it's uestions

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