(While I am typing these lines, I am in a shelter near Kathmandu. More than 10,000 people died in the earthquake two weeks ago, but I am surprised to see that the death was random and capricious like life. Several of our neighbors died, but many survived. In one house, nine members survived, but the beautiful young daughter-in-law died because the wall of the neighboring house fell on her terrace where she was standing. I can imagine what the Japanese people must have felt after the bomb explosion and its consequences.)
“Hiroshima” by John Hersey was originally published in The New Yorker. The book was originally going to be published over four issues.
Ready Reference Treatise: Hiroshima
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Plot Overview
Chapter Three: Characters
Chapter Four: Complete Summary
Chapter Five: Critical Analysis