Multiple perspectives in novel on the Russo-Japanese War

Jul 27, 2013

Multiple perspectives in novel on the Russo-Japanese War

by Hiroaki Sato

I asked a Japanese friend how he would characterize Shiba Ryotaro’s famous historical novel, “Clouds Above the Hill.” I’ve known its immense popularity, but Shiba had started its newspaper serialization after I left Japan in 1968, and the size of the finished work — ...