Subject Area: Hiroshima
Poems examine painful memories that are inexplicably related to Hiroshima, creating a world in which the reader feels that humanity is bound to illusions that may be deadly or divine, depending on their source and application.2012 0-7734-3053-9
In this provocative book Hallett argues that dropping the atomic bomb on Japan had no impact on their surrender to America. What was more important was the threat of a Soviet and American invasion, and the Japanese government preferred to deal with America rather than have the Soviets turn the country communist.
The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were certainly evil, but how evil? Evil in which way? Conventionally, their evil has been explained away by repeating that the atomic bombings ‘ended the war to save lives.’ If true, the evil was not truly evil.
In this book, Professor Hallett challenges this all too comforting explanation. If lives were saved, then how many were saved, he asks? Did bombs cause the surrender of Japan; or was the Soviet involvement in the Pacific another influence among many that coincided with the end of the war?
Reviewing the dramatic events of August, 1945, Hallett concludes that few, if any lives were saved and that the dropping of the atomic bombs was merely coincidental with the ending of the war. Instead, Soviet entry into the Pacific War was the immediate causal factor in the timing of the Japanese surrender. This study concludes that there was a banal evil induced by an ordinary lack of imagination on the part of President Truman and the American officials.1997 0-7734-2850-X
Honorable Mention, Mellen Poetry Contest 'Hiroshima'.1997 0-7734-2809-7
Epic poem concerning the use of the atomic bomb and its effect on people, in the form of thought/dialogue between humanist/animist and others.1997 0-7734-2817-8
A quartet for spoken voices in symphonic form - poetry as music, verse-play. A tribute to the memory of those who suffered during the Hiroshima atom-bomb drop.1997 0-7734-2811-9
Epic poem envisages the atomic bomb dropped in August 1945 not on Hiroshima but on an imaginary coastal village in the west of England. Consists of a dialogue among four parts of one voice, deliberately avoiding the gore of the blast, concentrating on this being a new beginning, signalling the last of the World Wars.1994 0-7734-2734-1
Poems on the Hiroshima theme.1997 0-7734-2813-51997 0-7734-2819-4
Epic poem on the theme of Hiroshima.2012 0-7734-2630-2
This text tracks changes in French critical theory on the topic of subjectivity and analyzes how these theoretical developments apply to the films of Alain Resnais. It claims that the purpose of Resnais’ oeuvre is the transition from modernist tendencies towards absolute mastery and control, to postmodern, deconstructionist movements towards a de-centered storyline and subject.1997 0-7734-2845-1
First Prize, Mellen Poetry Contest 'Hiroshima'
Epic poem tells the story of the making and dropping of the atomic bomb interwoven with the author's own military history of five years plus in the Army. A sub-theme is the intertextual weaving of events, memories, and reflections, and how these change with time.