Phyllis Birnbaum: Kiyosawa Kiyoshi, 11 November 1999
Show More A Diary of Darkness: The Wartime Diary of Kiyosawa Kiyoshi translated by Eugene Soviak.
Princeton, 391 pp., £30, January 1999, 9780691001432Show More
“... Finally, the translators are stingy in giving background information. In the introduction, Eugene Soviak makes a strong case for the importance of the diary, citing Kiyosawa’s analyses of Japan’s disintegration. In 1948, in the silence of a ruined country, his observations will have read very powerfully. Fifty years later, his thoughts about ...”