This seminal book is the first sustained critical work that engages with the varieties of literature following the triple disasters—the earthquake, tsunami, and meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear plant.
Saeko Kimura is professor in the Department of International and Cultural Studies at Tsuda University.
Rachel DiNitto is professor of Japanese literature in the Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures at the University of Oregon.
Doug Slaymaker is professor of Japanese at the University of Kentucky.
Translators’ Foreword, Rachel DiNitto and Doug Slaymaker
Preface to the English Translation
Preface: Following My Shinsaigo Bungakuron (On Postdisaster Literature)
Chapter 1: Post Disaster Literature and Minorities
Chapter 2: The Problem of “Fukushima”
Chapter 3: From Fukushima to Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Chapter 4: From Disaster to War
Chapter 5: The Hauntology of Postdisaster Literature
Chapter 6: Post-Fukushima Sublime and the Anxiety of Hauntology
Chapter 7: Radiation and Precarious Life
About the Author and Translators