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The Resource A diary of darkness : the wartime diary of Kiyosawa Kiyoshi, foreword by Marius Jansen ; edited with an introduction by Eugene Soviak ; translated by Eugene Soviak and Kamiyama Tamie

A diary of darkness : the wartime diary of Kiyosawa Kiyoshi, foreword by Marius Jansen ; edited with an introduction by Eugene Soviak ; translated by Eugene Soviak and Kamiyama Tamie

Label
A diary of darkness : the wartime diary of Kiyosawa Kiyoshi
Title
A diary of darkness
Title remainder
the wartime diary of Kiyosawa Kiyoshi
Statement of responsibility
foreword by Marius Jansen ; edited with an introduction by Eugene Soviak ; translated by Eugene Soviak and Kamiyama Tamie
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"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 when it was published in Japan in 1948 and is today regarded as a classic. This is the first time it has appeared in English." "Kiyosawa was an American-educated commentator on politics and foreign affairs who became increasingly isolated in Japan as militant nationalists rose to power. He began the diary as notes for a history of the war, but it soon became an "inadvertent autobiography" and a refuge for the bitter criticism of Japanese authoritarianism that he had to repress publicly. It chronicles growing bureaucratic control over everything from the press to people's clothing. Kiyosawa pours scorn on such leaders as Premiers Tojo and Koiso. He laments the rise of hysterical propaganda and relates his own and his friends' struggles to avoid arrest. He writes in gripping detail about increasing poverty, crime, and disorder. He records the sentiments of the local barber as 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."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1890-1945
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kiyosawa, Kiyoshi
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1927-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Soviak, Eugene
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kiyosawa, Kiyoshi
  • Kiyosawa, Kiyoshi
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Kiyosawa, Kiyoshi
  • Chōsen Kōgei Kenkyūkai
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Journalists
  • Journalists
  • Japan
  • Tweede Wereldoorlog
  • Pazifikkrieg
  • Tagebuch
  • Andre verdenskrig
  • Personlige fortellinger (Form)
  • Japanere
  • Journalister
  • Dagbøker (Form)
  • Journalistes
  • Guerre mondiale (1939-1945)
  • Japan
  • Journalists
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • HISTORY
Label
A diary of darkness : the wartime diary of Kiyosawa Kiyoshi, foreword by Marius Jansen ; edited with an introduction by Eugene Soviak ; translated by Eugene Soviak and Kamiyama Tamie
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: The Liberal Cornered
  • 1942
  • 1943
  • 1944
  • 1945
Control code
on1044751011
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691186825
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv398tqw
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1044751011
Label
A diary of darkness : the wartime diary of Kiyosawa Kiyoshi, foreword by Marius Jansen ; edited with an introduction by Eugene Soviak ; translated by Eugene Soviak and Kamiyama Tamie
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: The Liberal Cornered
  • 1942
  • 1943
  • 1944
  • 1945
Control code
on1044751011
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691186825
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv398tqw
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1044751011

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