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Requiem - Go, Shizuko
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Go, Shizuko:
Requiem - First edition

1985, ISBN: 9780870117169

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Tokyo. 1985. Kodansha. 1st Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 122 pages. hardcover. 0870117165. keywords: Literature Translated Japan Asia. inventory # 379. FROM THE PUBLISHER - ‘It was darker with her eyes open.’ Sixteen-year-old Setsuko has been a passionate believer in Japan’s war effort, putting her heart into letters to frontline soldiers and doing munitions work with such dedication that she sacrifices her health. At the same time, she is the only girl in the school to befriend Naomi, the free-spirited daughter of an imprisoned opponent of the war. Naomi regrets she cannot be more like Setsuko the model student; Setsuko admires her plucky younger friend as she is; and their shared diary is a lively counterpoint of divided loyalties, fervor and skepticism, grief and hope. As the reality of war inexorably overwhelms these two young lives, Setsuko’s world is indeed ‘darker with her eyes open. ‘After the August 1945 surrender -the ultimate disillusionment-she lies alone in a makeshift air-raid shelter while tender memories of those she has lost and a questioning conscience light the way to death. Author Shizuko Go was Setsuko’s age in 1945, but it was not until 1972 that she wrote this intensely moving and thoughtful requiem for the ‘military nation girls.’ Its appeal against militarism is all the more powerful because voiced by one who, as a child, embraced the war as her own. Few novels of the home front have so imaginatively transformed a chronicle of suffering into a search for meaning that has far- reaching implications for women and men in every country. REQUIEM, Shizuko Go’s first published work, was awarded the Akutagawa Prize. Shizuko Go was born in Yokohama in 1929. She graduated from Tsurumi Higher School for Girls and, between recurrences of tuberculosis which continued until her late twenties, attended the Nihon Bungaku Gakko (a left-wing writers’ school) and took part in the Troika literary group led by writer Hiroshi No ma, a pacifist imprisoned during the war. Marriage and raising two sons postponed her writing debut until 1972, when the first part of Requiem appeared in a Yokohama ‘little magazine’ and the completed work was published in the literary review Bungakukai, receiving the prestigious Akutagawa Prize the following year. Go has since published several volumes of essays and short stories, including Chiisana Umi to Sora (1975), Watashi no Yokohama (1982), and Onna no Ikikata (1982). Shizuko Go (whose real name is Michiko Yamaguchi) lives in Yokohama with her husband and her parents. Geraldine Harcourt, a New Zealander, has previously translated Yuko Tsushima’s Child of Fortune and Michiko Yamamoto’s Betty-san, both published by Kodansha International in 1983. . ISBN: 0870117165.

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[EAN: 9780870117169], [PU: Kodansha], LITERATURE TRANSLATED JAPAN ASIA, Tokyo. 1985. Kodansha. 1st Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 122 pages. hardcover. 0870117165. keywords: Literature Translated Japan Asia. inventory # 379. FROM THE PUBLISHER - ‘It was darker with her eyes open.’ Sixteen-year-old Setsuko has been a passionate believer in Japan’s war effort, putting her heart into letters to frontline soldiers and doing munitions work with such dedication that she sacrifices her health. At the same time, she is the only girl in the school to befriend Naomi, the free-spirited daughter of an imprisoned opponent of the war. Naomi regrets she cannot be more like Setsuko the model student; Setsuko admires her plucky younger friend as she is; and their shared diary is a lively counterpoint of divided loyalties, fervor and skepticism, grief and hope. As the reality of war inexorably overwhelms these two young lives, Setsuko’s world is indeed ‘darker with her eyes open. ‘After the August 1945 surrender -the ultimate disillusionment-she lies alone in a makeshift air-raid shelter while tender memories of those she has lost and a questioning conscience light the way to death. Author Shizuko Go was Setsuko’s age in 1945, but it was not until 1972 that she wrote this intensely moving and thoughtful requiem for the ‘military nation girls.’ Its appeal against militarism is all the more powerful because voiced by one who, as a child, embraced the war as her own. Few novels of the home front have so imaginatively transformed a chronicle of suffering into a search for meaning that has far- reaching implications for women and men in every country. REQUIEM, Shizuko Go’s first published work, was awarded the Akutagawa Prize. Shizuko Go was born in Yokohama in 1929. She graduated from Tsurumi Higher School for Girls and, between recurrences of tuberculosis which continued until her late twenties, attended the Nihon Bungaku Gakko (a left-wing writers’ school) and took part in the Troika literary group led by writer Hiroshi No ma, a pacifist imprisoned during the war. Marriage and raising two sons postponed her writing debut until 1972, when the first part of Requiem appeared in a Yokohama ‘little magazine’ and the completed work was published in the literary review Bungakukai, receiving the prestigious Akutagawa Prize the following year. Go has since published several volumes of essays and short stories, including Chiisana Umi to Sora (1975), Watashi no Yokohama (1982), and Onna no Ikikata (1982). Shizuko Go (whose real name is Michiko Yamaguchi) lives in Yokohama with her husband and her parents. Geraldine Harcourt, a New Zealander, has previously translated Yuko Tsushima’s Child of Fortune and Michiko Yamamoto’s Betty-san, both published by Kodansha International in 1983. .

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Requiem
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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780870117169
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0870117165
Hardcover
Publishing year: 1985
Publisher: Kodansha Amer Inc

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ISBN/EAN: 9780870117169

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