A Diary of Darkness [E–book/E–pub]

A Diary of Darkness

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B JansenTranslator s NoteIntroduction The Cornered by Eugene Soviak Diary of Darkness The Wartime Diary Of Kiyosawa Kiyoshi NotesBiographical GuideInde. Yosawa Kiyosawa NotesBiographical GuideInde. Yosawa on such leaders as Premiers Tojo and Koiso He laments the rise of hysterical propaganda and relates his own and his riends' struggles to avoid arrest He writes in gripping detail about increasing poverty crime and disorder He records the sentiments of the local barber as Kansa (Book 1 - The Killer Trilogy) The Professor Black Series faithfully as those of senior politicians And all the while he traces the gradual disintegration of Japan's war effort and the looming certainty of defeat. Dideel like there was not enough done on the editor s part to clarify what Kiyosawa was referring to and enough done on the editor s part to clarify what Kiyosawa was referring to and ull socialpolitical climate Foreword by Marius. As an American educated commentator on politics and oreign affairs who became increasingly isolated in Japan as militant nationalists rose to power He began the diary as notes Mind the Gap for a history of the war but it soon became an inadvertent autobiography and a refugeor the bitter criticism Of Japanese Authoritarianism That He Had To Japanese authoritarianism that he had to publicly It Chronicles Growing Bureaucratic chronicles growing bureaucratic over everything rom the press to people's clothing Ki. ,

The editors could have done a lot to contextualize these entries I understand that there s probably a lot to contextualize these entries I understand that there s probably a we won t know based on someone s personal diary but it. A Diary of Darkness is one of the most important and compelling documents of wartime Japan Between 1942 and 1945 the liberal journalist Kiyosawa Kiyoshi 1890 1945 kept at great personal risk a diary of his often subversive social and political observations and his personal struggles The Diary Caused A Sensation diary caused a sensation it was published in Japan in 1948 and is today regarded as a classic This is the irst time it has appeared in EnglishKiyosawa ,

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