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JAMES R. BENNETT AND KAREN CLARK Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Bomb: A Bibliography of Literature and the Arts For many years now our profession has largely ignored what surely should be one of the central concerns of our teaching and research: the threat of nuclear war. Even as the canon has recently opened up to incude important works once invisible or devalued because of their authors ' gender, race or class, [it must be further enlarged] to confront nuclear texts: plays, poems, novels, and short stories, to be sure, but also a wide variety of 'non-literary' nuclear texts as well. Far more of us, in other words, must become nuclear critics. —Daniel Zins, "Exploding the Canon" CONTENTS I.Bibliographies II.History III.Language, Rhetoric, Criticism IV.Personal Narratives, Eyewitness Accounts (print) V.Imaginative Literature A.Fiction B.Plays C.Poetry VI. Audio-Visual A. Films and Film Strips Arizona Quarterly Volume 46 Number 3, Fall 1990 Copyright © 1990 by Arizona Board of Regents issn 0004- 1610 34James R. Bennet and Karen Cfork B.Audio C.Paintings, Drawings, and Photographs VII. Pedagogy and Anthologies Many of these publications are available from the Wilmington College Peace Resource Center, Hiroshima-Nagasaki Memorial Collection, PyIe Center, Box 1183, Wilmington, OH 45177, (513) 382-5338. I. BIBLIOGRAPHIES Brians, Paul, comp. Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895— 1984. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1987. 398. Annotated list of fiction "explicitly depicting nuclear war and its aftermath," accompanied by a lengthy introduction, four supplementary checklists, and title and subject indexes. Lammers, Wayne, and Osamu Masaoka, comps. Japanese A-bomb Literature : An Annotated Bibliography. Wilmington, OH: Translation Collective , Wilmington College Peace Resource Center, 1977. 132. An annotated bibliography of significant Japanese publications relating directly or indirectly to the damage and aftereffects of the atomic bombings. Over 350 of the books are in the library of the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Memorial Collection of the Peace Resource Center and are available for inter-library loan. Titles are divided into 15 categories including anthologies, documentaries, graphics and photographic records, poetry, etc. (most in Japanese only). Not examined. MLA international Bibliography, "Japanese Literature, 1900- 1999," surveyed 1981-1987. II. HISTORY Alperovitz, Gar. Atomic Diplomacy: Hiroshima and Potsdam, The Use of the Atomic Bomb & the American Confrontation with Soviet Power. Rev. ed. New York: Penguin, 1985. 427. New evidence that a major reason for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was to "make the Russians more manageable ." Craig, David, and Michael Egan. Extreme Situations: Literature and Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Bomb: A Bibliography35 Crisis from the Great War to the Atomic Bomb. Totowa, NJ: Barnes and Noble, 1979. 309. Lifton and Hersey's writings on Hiroshima briefly placed within the history of repeated atrocities. Wyden, Peter. Day One: Before Hiroshima and After. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1984. 412. A narrative account of the Manhattan Project, the bombing of Hiroshima and its aftermath, and the efforts of the U.S. government to obscure and minimize the effects of atomic bombing. III. LANGUAGE, RHETORIC, CRITICISM Bartter, Martha. The Way to Ground Zero: The Atomic Bomb in American Science Fiction. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1988. 278. A critical survey of American science fiction writing about nuclear war. Bartter finds that Hiroshima and Nagasaki stimulated writing about nuclear war, but that few writers took the bombing of these two cities specifically as their subject. Bary, Brett de. 'After the Apocalypse: Hara Tamiki's Writings on the Bombing of Hiroshima." Journal of the Association of Teachers of Japanese 15.2 (Nov. 1980): 150-69. Not examined. Derrida, Jacques. "No Apocalypse, Not Now (full speed ahead, seven missiles, seven missives)." Tr. Catherine Porter and Phillip Lewis. Diacritics 14.2 (Summer i984):2o-32. "Nuclear weaponry depends, more than any weaponry in the past . . . upon structures of information and communication" which are entangled in the realities of the nuclear age and the "fable of nuclear war." Extraordinarily sophisticated weaponry coexists with "sophistry " and "the most cursory, the most archaic, the most crudely opinionated psychology, the most vulgar psychology. " Specialists in texts—students of the humanities and social sciences—have a significant role in exposing the mystifications generated by power. Dorsey, John T. "The Responsibility of the Scientist in Atomic...

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