The Resource Sacred cesium ground and Isa's deluge : two novellas of Japan's 3/11 disaster, Kimura Yūsuke ; translated by Doug Slaymaker

Sacred cesium ground and Isa's deluge : two novellas of Japan's 3/11 disaster, Kimura Yūsuke ; translated by Doug Slaymaker

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Sacred cesium ground and Isa's deluge : two novellas of Japan's 3/11 disaster
Title
Sacred cesium ground and Isa's deluge
Title remainder
two novellas of Japan's 3/11 disaster
Statement of responsibility
Kimura Yūsuke ; translated by Doug Slaymaker
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Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"In these two novellas, Kimura Yusuke explores human and animal life in northern Japan after the natural and nuclear disasters of March 11, 2011. Kimura inscribes the 'Triple Disaster' into a rich regional tradition of storytelling, incorporating far-flung voices and experiences to testify to life and the desire to represent it in the aftermath of calamity. In Sacred Cesium Ground, a woman from Tokyo travels to volunteer at a cattle farm known as the 'Fortress of Hope,' tending irradiated animals abandoned after the reactor meltdown. The farm closely resembles an actual ranch that has been widely covered in Japan, and the story's portrayal of those who stubbornly care for animals in spite of the danger speaks to the sense of futility and meaningfulness in the wake of traumatic events. Isa's Deluge depicts a family of fishermen whose crotchety patriarch draws on old tales of the floods that have plagued the region to fashion himself as the father of the tsunami. Together, the novellas present often-unheard voices of one of Japan's peripheral regions and their anger toward the government and Tokyo for mishandling and forgetting their part of the country. Kimura's command of dialect and conversational language is masterfully translated by Doug Slaymaker. Postapocalyptically surreal yet teeming with life, Kimura's stories will be a revelation for readers looking for a new perspective on the disaster's consequences for Japan and on the interrelated meanings of human and animal lives and deaths"--
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1970-
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Kimura, Yūsuke
Dewey number
895.63/6
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
LC call number
PL872.5.I55
LC item number
K5613 2019
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1970-
  • 1970-
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  • Slaymaker, Douglas
  • Kimura, Yūsuke
  • Kimura, Yūsuke
Series statement
Weatherhead books on Asia
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  • Disasters
  • Short stories, Japanese
Label
Sacred cesium ground and Isa's deluge : two novellas of Japan's 3/11 disaster, Kimura Yūsuke ; translated by Doug Slaymaker
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Note
Translated from the Japanese
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1035441660
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
164 pages
Isbn
9780231189422
Lccn
2018023442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028846916
System control number
(OCoLC)1035441660
Label
Sacred cesium ground and Isa's deluge : two novellas of Japan's 3/11 disaster, Kimura Yūsuke ; translated by Doug Slaymaker
Publication
Note
Translated from the Japanese
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1035441660
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
164 pages
Isbn
9780231189422
Lccn
2018023442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028846916
System control number
(OCoLC)1035441660

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