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Black Rain: a novel

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Black Rain: a novel

by Ibuse, Masuji, translated by John Bester

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Tokyo & Palo Alto: Kodansha Int, 1970. Hardcover. 300p., translator's preface, very good second printing in a price-clipped dust jacket with a paper band around it. Originally published in Japan Quarterly in installments and in 1966 as "Kuroi ame" in Japanese. Considered to be the first "true work of art inspired by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima" a story of a woman caught in the radioactive "black rain" that fell after the bombing. Filmed in 1989 as a Japanese film by director Shohei Imamura.


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Black Rain: a novel
Ibuse, Masuji, translated by John Bester
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Kodansha Int
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1960S; 1940S; Nuclear weapons, Atomic bomb; Japan;

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