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After Apocalypse: Four Japanese Plays Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki
One of the most thought-provoking studies of [modern theater in Japan]. . . . David Goodman shows a broad range of literary sympathies and skills in his introductions, translations, and commentaries, which I find exemplary. . . . A real contribution to our understanding of postwar Japan, raising questions, political, moral, and spiritual, that all of us must learn to face ...more
Published July 1st 1994 by Cornell University - Cornell East Asia Series
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Being from Los Alamos, I like to read things depicting the atomic bomb from the Japanese perspective to give me some balance. The four plays here cover a wide gambit of styles from straight plays to straight absurdism. I found "The Head of Mary" to be the most thought provoking but I think my favorite of the group was "Nezumi Kozo: The Rat", for pure zaniness. For your random fact of the day, Nezumi Kozo is a Japanese Folk hero similar to Robin Hood.