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by John Hershey
Author: John Hershey
Publisher: Bantam; New Ed edition (1968)
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Hiroshima is a 1946 book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Hersey. It tells the stories of six survivors of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
Hiroshima is a 1946 book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Hersey. It regarded as one of the earliest examples of the New Journalism, in which the story-telling techniques of fiction are adapted to non-fiction reporting.
John Hersey's 1946 piece exploring how six survivors experienced the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, and its aftermath. There, in the tin factory, in the first moment of the atomic age, a human being was crushed by books. Immediately after the explosion, the Reverend Mr. Kiyoshi Tanimoto, having run wildly out of the Matsui estate and having looked in wonderment at the bloody soldiers at the mouth of the dugout they had been digging, attached himself sympathetically to an old lady who was walking along in a daze, holding her head with her left hand, supporting a small boy of three.
ON Monday, August 6th, 1945, a new era in human history opened. Penguin Books, feeling that Hersey’s story should receive the widest possible circulation in Great Britain, immediately cabled to Alfred A. Knopf for, and were accorded, permission to issue it complete in book form.
Hersey’s extraordinary, gripping book tells the personal stories of six people who endured the 1945 atom bomb attack on the Japanese city. American print journalism, possibly thanks to its special place in the US constitution, occasionally delivers exemplary knockout blows, world-class reporting on great subjects. John Hersey’s Hiroshima stands at the head of this tradition. These 31,000 words of searing testimony were written and published just a year after the dropping of the first A-bomb on Japan in August 1945, a terrible act of war that killed 100,000 men, women and children and marked.
From Yellow Peril to Japanese Wasteland: John Hersey's "Hiroshima"". Twentieth Century Literature. . Michaub, Jon (June 8, 2010).
If ever there was a subject calculated to make a writer overwrought and a piece overwritten, it was the bombing of Hiroshima", wrote Hendrik Hertzberg, "yet Hersey's reporting was so meticulous, his sentences and paragraphs were so clear, calm and restrained, that the horror of the story he had to tell came through all the more chillingly. From Yellow Peril to Japanese Wasteland: John Hersey's "Hiroshima"".
Hiroshima is the story of six human beings who lived through the greatest single manmade disaster in history. With what Bruce Bliven called "the simplicity of genius," John Hersey tells what these six - a clerk, a widowed seamstress, a physician, a Methodist minister, a young surgeon, and a German Catholic priest - were doing at 8:15 . on August 6, 1945, when Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city.
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After going to Japan and interviewing survivors, Hersey decided to show the bombing through six pairs of eyes.
After going to Japan and interviewing survivors, Hersey decided to show the bombing through six pairs of eyes. Originally, Hiroshima was planned as a four-part series. In the end, however, it was all published in a single issue, in August of 1946. There was nothing unusual about the cover, which showed ordinary people enjoying summertime