concetta principe writes: Essentially, Hiroshima: A love war story is a 'working-through' of a period in my past that happened to coincide with the end of the cold war period and its politics. In the sense that we are born into circumstances and live out those circumstances without any foreknowledge, we unconsciously absorb responsibility for the historical events that led to the contemporary circumstances. The personal is imbricated by the political. My book owes a special debt to Marguerite Duras for showing us Hiroshima through her personal broken love story.
Concetta Principe is the author of two previous books-Stained Glass (1997) and Interference (1999)-and has written and directed for TV, including the Vision TV series on Biblical archaeology, The Naked Archaeologist. She is currently completing her PhD at York University, where her work considers representations of the messiah and the Muselmann in twentieth century cultural and intellectual works, arguing that these figures are evidence of a trauma of secularism dating to first century Judea. She has managed to find coherence in her unconscious compulsion to think politics and revelation together.
Beth Follett lives in St. John's NL and is the publisher of Pedlar Press. Her first novel, Tell It Slant, was published in 2001 by Coach House.
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