A lackadaisical gardener of earthly delights (pgrape) wrote,
A lackadaisical gardener of earthly delights

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No, really?

I was reading a review of Kazuo Ishiguro's new novel in Newsweek. It's a one-page, three-column article, half of it graphics.

Column two: "Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki in 1954."

Column three, a quotation from Ishiguro: "I became aware of how easy it was to exploit that--to say, 'Ah, you know, I come from Nagasaki and my mother was there when the bomb fell...'"

The Newsweek editor felt compelled to add, in a parenthetical clarification, "She survived."
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