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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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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. 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 G 1929 2014 was sixteen and suffering from tuberculosis when uite by chance she survived the firebombing of Yokohama in May 1945 The same is true of the heroine of this novel izumi Setsuko whose experience of the aftermath of the raids is described pp 57 65 Setsuko survives only to succumb to illness just as the American occupation troops begin to arriveThe novel is cleverly constructed as if to reflect the chaotic dreams of a young woman slipping in and out of consciousness vivid memories rise to the surface and are narrated then fade with the dawning of another day that Setsuko will have to drag herself through unable to conceive of surrenderShe knew Japan wasn t winning But defeat and surrender weren t the same thing They might be beaten but they would never surrender They would fight till the last man woman and child had fallen Wasn t that why each time there was news of a Glorious Sacrifice Attu Saipan Okinawa they had sworn with ever deeper conviction to defend their homeland against invasion So Setsuko had been taught had believed had lived p 21Setsuko s convictions depicted here and her numb acceptance of the death of everyone she has ever cared for ring absolutely true The scene above continuesWhen the all clear sounded Setsuko spread out one of the pieces of newspaper she was carrying instead of tissue paper and lowered workmate Jun Sawabe s head onto it Then she covered his face with a white suare of artificial silk a special issue item for bombed out families And then she went slowly back to her workplace alone She stopped at the washbasin to rinse the blood from her hands and drink a little water Mr Sawabe of Section Three has died in action p 21There s a subplot told via letters involving Naomi a school friend of Setsuko s whose father a scholar of French literature is imprisoned for thought crimes including ordering the novel Les Thibault 1922 40 by Roger Martin du Gard 1881 1958 from the Maruzen bookstore This subplot enables the author to present the views of another young woman one who saw the war differently from Setsuko s blind faith But in the end Reuiem is I think the author s act of atonement for survivingIt was agony to think of those who would not rise the dead would be left where they fell at the ends of the earth while the living would come home with their knapsacks of clothing and food Whether they had gone to the front or stayed at home the people had staked their lives for country and Emperor and after they had lost the country and the Emperor were still there Then what had it all meant p 97

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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


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

  2. says:

    Reuiem is a classic “I novel” in which the author’s own experiences are related in the third person via a fi

  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 Gi

  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

  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 teenage girls

  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 is about Setsuko a sixteen year old dying in an air raid shelter as she goes back through her memories and lift of grow

  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 cha

  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