Stolen and Contaminated Dept.


And now for some thing(s) completely different.

So what's the most commonly-shoplifted book? The Bible, apparently.

My money was on The Catcher in the Rye for some odd reason, but they name-checked Steal This Book — the obvious choice — within the body of the article.

And a man who was a part of history twice over died at the age of 93: he survived both the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. His family was also tainted with the social stigma that went with being a hibakusha (atomic bomb victim).

Robert Jay Lifton's scholarly but chilling Death in Life examines the whole issue from a scholarly perspective, but Imamura's movie (from Masuji Ibuse's novel), now that both are readily available again, are also worth it.

(Title of post is a Coil reference; harder to recommend since their work remains annoyingly difficult to find.)


Tags: books Coil Japan links Shohei Imamura war




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