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The Resource Hiroshima : the autobiography of Barefoot Gen, Nakazawa Keiji ; edited and translated by Richard H. Minear

Hiroshima : the autobiography of Barefoot Gen, Nakazawa Keiji ; edited and translated by Richard H. Minear

Label
Hiroshima : the autobiography of Barefoot Gen
Title
Hiroshima
Title remainder
the autobiography of Barefoot Gen
Statement of responsibility
Nakazawa Keiji ; edited and translated by Richard H. Minear
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
  • This compelling autobiography tells the life story of famed manga artist Nakazawa Keiji. Born in Hiroshima in 1939, Nakazawa was six years old when on August 6, 1945, the United States dropped the atomic bomb. His gritty and stunning account of the horrific aftermath is powerfully told through the eyes of a child who lost most of his family and neighbors. In eminently readable and beautifully translated prose, the narrative continues through the brutally difficult years immediately after the war, his art apprenticeship in Tokyo, his pioneering "atomic-bomb" manga, and the creation of Barefool Gen, the classic graphic novel based on Nakazawa's experiences before, during, and after the bomb. --
  • This first English-language translation of Nakazawa's autobiography includes twenty pages of excerpts from Barefool Gen to give readers who don't know the manga a taste of its power and scope. A recent interview with the author brings his life up to the present. His trenchant hostility to Japanese imperialism, the emperor and the emperor system, and U.S. policy adds important nuance to the debate over Hiroshima. Despite the grimness of his early life, Nakazawa never succumbs to pessimism or defeatism. His trademark optimism and activism shine through in this inspirational work. --Book Jacket
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Hadashi no Gen jiden
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nakazawa, Keiji
Dewey number
  • 741.5/952
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NC1709.N26
LC item number
A2 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Minear, Richard H
Series statement
Asian voices
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nakazawa, Keiji
  • Cartoonists
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Nakazawa, Keiji
  • Nakazawa, Keiji
  • Nakazawa, Keiji
  • Atomic bomb victims
  • Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
  • Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
  • Japan
Label
Hiroshima : the autobiography of Barefoot Gen, Nakazawa Keiji ; edited and translated by Richard H. Minear
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Prelude to Tragedy -- 2.A Sudden Flash of Light -- 3.Terror -- 4.To Live -- 5.I Set Out -- 6.Gen and I, Together
Control code
ocn633142076
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 188 p.
Isbn
9781442207479
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010020806
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)633142076
Label
Hiroshima : the autobiography of Barefoot Gen, Nakazawa Keiji ; edited and translated by Richard H. Minear
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Prelude to Tragedy -- 2.A Sudden Flash of Light -- 3.Terror -- 4.To Live -- 5.I Set Out -- 6.Gen and I, Together
Control code
ocn633142076
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 188 p.
Isbn
9781442207479
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010020806
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)633142076

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