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The Resource A drifting life, Yoshihiro Tatsumi ; [edited, designed and lettered by Adrian Tomine ; translated by Taro Nettleton]

A drifting life, Yoshihiro Tatsumi ; [edited, designed and lettered by Adrian Tomine ; translated by Taro Nettleton]

Label
A drifting life
Title
A drifting life
Statement of responsibility
Yoshihiro Tatsumi ; [edited, designed and lettered by Adrian Tomine ; translated by Taro Nettleton]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"Acclaimed for his visionary short-story collections The Push Man and Other Stories, Abandon the Old in Tokyo, and Good-Bye--originally created nearly forty years ago, but just as resonant now as ever--the legendary Japanese cartoonist Yoshihiro Tatsumi has come to be recognized in North America as a precursor of today's graphic novel movement. A Drifting Life is his monumental memoir eleven years in the making, beginning with his experiences as a child in Osaka, growing up as part of a country burdened by the shadows of World War II. Spanning fifteen years from August of 1945 to June of 1960, Tatsumi's stand-in protagonist, Hiroshi, faces his father's financial burdens and his parents' failing marriage, his jealous brother's deteriorating health, and the innumerable pitfalls that await him in the competitive manga market of mid-twentieth-century Japan. He dreams of following in the considerable footsteps of his idol, manga artist Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Apollo's Song, Ode to Kirihito, Buddha)--with whom Tatsumi eventually became peers and, at times, stylistic rivals" -- from publisher's web site
Member of
eODKdh9b-SU
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Gekiga hyōryū
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tatsumi, Yoshihiro
Dewey number
741.5/952
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PN6790.J33
  • NC1709.T38
LC item number
  • T38 2009
  • A2 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1974-
  • 1935-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Tomine, Adrian
  • Nettleton, Taro
  • Tatsumi, Yoshihiro
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tatsumi, Yoshihiro
  • Cartoonists
  • Cartoonists
  • Cartoonists
  • Japan
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
Label
A drifting life, Yoshihiro Tatsumi ; [edited, designed and lettered by Adrian Tomine ; translated by Taro Nettleton]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published under title: Gekiga hyōryū = A drifting life in gekiga
  • "An autobiographical bildungsroman in comics form"--Cover p. [4]
Control code
ocn271432638
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
855 p.
Isbn
9781897299746
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)271432638
Label
A drifting life, Yoshihiro Tatsumi ; [edited, designed and lettered by Adrian Tomine ; translated by Taro Nettleton]
Publication
Note
  • Originally published under title: Gekiga hyōryū = A drifting life in gekiga
  • "An autobiographical bildungsroman in comics form"--Cover p. [4]
Control code
ocn271432638
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
855 p.
Isbn
9781897299746
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)271432638

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