Is “Return to Hiroshima” still relevant in this era? Decide for yourself after reading this guest post on Toe Six Press:
Author Article: Literature Resonates by Bob Van Laerhoven
Lately, many people ask me if I think literature is still meaningful in this era of rapidly progressing digital technology: fast changing communication, the many ways of experiencing movies, streamed television series and news.
Literature does matter in our time. In any era.
I’ll explain this with an example of my own work.
Return to Hiroshima is my latest novel in English. As the first city ever struck by a nuclear bomb, Hiroshima became an iconic symbol. A novel with that city in the title inevitably refers to that moment in time that changed human history forever.
Why write a work of fiction in which the nuclear detonation plays such an important role? It’s easier, and…
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