ジョン・ハーシーの『ヒロシマ』再考 : 66年目の視点で読み解く

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Title
ジョン・ハーシーの『ヒロシマ』再考 : 66年目の視点で読み解く
Title Alternative
John Heresy’s Hiroshima Revisited : From the Vantage Point of Sixty-Six Years Later
Author
氏名 繁沢 敦子
ヨミ シゲサワ アツコ
別名 SHIGESAWA Atsuko
Subject
原子爆弾
原爆報道
ジョン・ハーシー
ヒロシマ
ニューヨーカー
検閲
情報統制
放射線
原爆症
戦略爆撃調査団(USSBS)
Abstract

The purpose of this essay is to discuss if Hiroshima, John Hersey’s famous account of six survivors in atom-bombed Hiroshima, really describes the “full-range of the bomb’s effects” as often believed. It discusses how Hersey might not have been entirely free in expression or in disseminating information, considering the popular sentiment and the issue of national security at a time when censorship was still common among publishers. This author assumes that Hersey, while describing a certain range of atomic horrors, might have refrained from discussing what were considered then as taboo: residual radiation. Hersey might also have avoided talking about the moral aspects of the dropping of the bomb, to stay in line with the official narrative and overwhelming public sentiment. However, it was important that the account, as a warning to the world, reach as many people as possible, and it has served this purpose to a great success. In an effort to prove these assumptions, the author explores the social and literary space at the time Hiroshima was published. She also compares Hiroshima with various materials in the John Hersey Papers at Yale University library in an attempt to determine to what extent and for what purpose Hersey might have used these materials, especially the Effects of Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, by the United States Strategic Bombing Survey, which was just published when Hersey was writing his account.

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Journal Title
広島国際研究 = Hiroshima Journal of International Studies
Volume
18
Spage
19
Epage
37
Published Date
2012-11-30
Publisher
広島市立大学国際学部 (Hiroshima City University, Faculty of International Studies)
ISSN
1341-3546
NCID
AN10485683
Language
jpn
NIIType
Journal Article
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出版社版
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hiroshima-cu