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Hiroshima

The Autobiography of Barefoot Gen

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Hiroshima by Nakazawa Keiji
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Description

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. 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 Barefoot Gen, the classic graphic novel based on his own experiences before, during, and after the bomb. 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.

Author Biography

Nakazawa Keiji (March 14, 1939-December 19, 2012) was the creator of Barefoot Gen, one of the most storied manga of all time, which recounts the experiences of his alter ego, Gen, before and after August 6, 1945. A leading translator of classics of Hiroshima literature, Richard H. Minear is professor of history emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Release date Australia
June 11th, 2015
Contributor
Translated by Richard H. Minear
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
49 Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages
214
Series
Dimensions
153x228x13
ISBN-13
9781442207486
Product ID
23106870

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